Occupation: Municipal Court Judge since 1987; Attorney
Occupational Background: Cook; Mechanic; Correctional Officer; Probation and Parole Officer.
Educational Background: South Salem High School; Bachelor of Science, Oregon College of Education; Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Oregon.
Prior Governmental Experience: Employee: State of Oregon; Douglas County; Umpqua Community College.
Municipal Court Judge of Roseburg;
Municipal Court Judge of Myrtle Creek;
Member of Oregon State Bar;
Member of Douglas County Bar Association;
Administrator of MASH (a criminal defense consortium);
Board of Directors Oregon Municipal Judges Association;
Member of Arbitration and Mediation Commission for Douglas County;
Member of Local Criminal Justice Advisory Council;
Member of Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association;
Member of the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce.
Associate Editor Oregon Law Review;
President Douglas County Bar Association;
Board Member of:
Parents Relief Nursery;
Judge of High School mock Trial Competition;
Community Corrections Board of Directors;
Administrator of Douglas County Defense Consortium;
Member of Local Professional Responsibility Committee;
Speaker at various events including the League of Oregon Cities.
EXPERIENCE COMMON SENSE FAIRBorn in Roseburg, Oregon. Married to Holly (school teacher); 3 children; Bryson (age 20), Sierra (age 17), and Walker (age 19 months).
I have been in private legal practice for 22 years. I was certified by the Supreme Court to prosecute cases for Lane County as a law student. My past practice included domestic relations and business law. I have taught Business Law at Umpqua Community College. I have been a Municipal Court Judge for 16 years and my current law practice includes real estate, estate planning and criminal defense. I have been one of the most chosen arbitrators for civil disputes here in Douglas County.
(This information furnished by Ken Madison.)