Judge of the Circuit Court
Jean Kerr Maurer photo
Jean Kerr
Maurer

Nonpartisan

Occupation: Judge of the Circuit Court, Multnomah County, Department 24

Occupational Background: Lawyer from 1974 to 1996. Trial Judge in Multnomah County since 1996. Adjunct Law School Professor, 1999 to 2004.

Educational Background: University of California at Berkeley, B.A. 1971; Santa Clara Law School, J.D. 1974.

Prior Governmental Experience: Deputy District Attorney (Marion and Multnomah County) 1974-1979, and 1988-1996.

JUDGE MAURER IS KNOWLEDGEABLE, FAIR, AND FIRM

Judge Maurer is the first woman to serve in her present position as Presiding Judge of Multnomah County. Her experience as a prosecutor, a lawyer in private practice, and a trial judge for the past twelve years, gives her an understanding of the problems people face on a daily basis. She is committed to treating all persons who come before her respectfully and fairly.

JUDGE MAURER IS EXPERIENCED AND HARD-WORKING

She was a prosecutor for more than 12 of her 21 years as a trial lawyer, handling hundreds of criminal cases on behalf of the victims of crime. While in private practice, she represented people in civil, family, and criminal matters. As a judge, she has presided over hundreds of cases and now serves as Presiding Judge.

JUDGE MAURER IS AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN BAR and JUDICIAL ACTIVITIES

She has served as President of the Oregon Circuit Court Judges Association, and on numerous judicial and bar committees. She is a long-time member and former President of the Gus Solomon Inn of Court, promoting professionalism among attorneys in the community. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.

JUDGE MAURER IS INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY

Judge Maurer has lived in Oregon for thirty-four years. She has been actively involved in school activities and the Classroom Law Project as a speaker and a coach for students participating in mock trial competitions.

RETAIN JUDGE JEAN KERR MAURER. Thank you for your support over the years.

(This information furnished by Jean Kerr Maurer.)