Judge of the Circuit Court
Nan G. Waller photo
Nan G.


Occupation: Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Department 2.

Occupational Background: Chief Family Court Judge, 2006-present; Circuit Court Judge 2001 to present; Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem, 1994-2001; Juvenile Court Referee, 1989-2001; Attorney, Metropolitan Public Defender, Portland, 1983-1988; Attorney, Montana Legal Services, Billings, MT, 1979-1982.

Educational Background: J.D., University of Oregon, School of Law, 1979; B.A., With Distinction, Stanford University, 1976; Diploma, Lincoln High School, Portland, 1972.

Prior Governmental Experience: Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem, 1994-2001; Juvenile Court Referee, 1989-2001.

Prior and Current Community and Professional Service:

Chair, Wraparound Oregon Initiative, Multnomah County; Attorney General's Underage Drinking Task Force; National Council of Family and Juvenile Court Judges, Courts Catalyzing Change Work-Group; Joint Bench/Bar Commission on Professionalism; Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families and Community; Child Welfare Advisory Committee; Oregon Youth Authority Advisory Committee; Albertina Kerr Program and Accreditation Committees; Board Member, Children First for Oregon; National Charity League.


Judge Waller has 28 years experience in our justice system as a judge and lawyer. Her years of courtroom experience and professional and community involvement have helped her manage the Multnomah County Family Court as the Chief Family Court Judge. Judge Waller is committed to assuring the community's access to fair and impartial justice.


Judge Waller's family has lived in Oregon for four generations. Judge Waller and her husband Paul's three children attended Portland Public Schools. She helped design a Juvenile Court program to provide early access to treatment for parents with substance abuse problems. She is Chair of Wraparound Oregon in Multnomah County, a pioneering program designed to deliver services to needy mentally ill children and their families. Judge Waller is a frequent speaker at conferences and community forums. Judge Waller has received awards for her professional and charitable work from the Chief Justice, Multnomah County, the Albertina Kerr Center, the Mental Health Division, and others.

(This information furnished by Nan G. Waller.)