Occupation: Attorney for 34 years
Occupational Background: Private practice attorney, including criminal defense; city attorney; city manager; county counsel; and District Attorney for Wallowa County
Educational Background: Cornell University, BA, Government; University of Oregon Law School, JD
Prior Governmental Experience: City Attorney and City Manager for Toledo, Oregon; District Attorney for Wallowa County for 12 years
Professional Reasoned Respected
Reasons for running for Circuit Court Judge:
I can do a better job of administering justice in a careful and informed manner for the benefit of the citizens of Union and Wallowa Counties. I bring a broad experience in the law and a concerned and professional approach to the Judge's position and duties.
Experience in the legal profession:
My background includes criminal prosecution and defense, local government law and administration, elder law, and general practice in family law, real estate, contracts, corporations, and wills and estates, all of which I can draw on as Judge to make sound, reasoned decisions in all kinds of cases.
A professional approach to the Judge's duties:
- I will be thoroughly prepared for each court matter, having read all documents and memoranda before court appearances.
- I will continue to study the law and stay informed on current developments in all areas of the law.
- I will listen carefully to all witnesses and attorneys and their clients.
- I will research legal issues on my own, if necessary, before rendering judgments or passing sentence.
- I will evaluate all evidence and make careful, considered decisions without bias or special treatment.
- I will keep order in the courtroom without undue emotion or outburst, being courteous and free of unnecessary emotion, neither tolerating nor exhibiting rude or discourteous behavior.
In all of these areas, I can make a real difference and a significant improvement in the current operation of the Court.
Elect Dan Ousley, Circuit Court Judge for Union and Wallowa Counties!
(This information furnished by Daniel Ousley.)