Judge of the Circuit Court

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  • Occupation: Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court

    Occupational Background: General Counsel to Governor Ted Kulongoski (2007-2009); Deputy General Counsel to Governor Ted Kulongoski (2006-2007); Staff Attorney, Senior Attorney and Chief Attorney, Metropolitan Public Defender Services (1993-2005); Legislative Representative, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2003-2005); Adjunct Faculty, Northwestern University School of Law (1998-1999)

    Educational Background: Juris Doctorate, Northeastern University School of Law, 1993; Bachelor of Science, University of Oregon, 1988

    Prior Governmental Experience: General Counsel to the Governor, Deputy General Counsel to Governor, Governor’s Homeland Security Council, Office of Administrative Hearings Oversight Committee

    Personal: Portland native; married; two children

    I have committed my career to public service and demonstrated a strong work ethic. I worked as a trial lawyer for more than 12 years representing children and adults in criminal and juvenile proceedings. As legal counsel to the Governor, I advised the Governor on a broad range of issues including constitutional law, emergency response, ethics and public safety policy. I served on the Governor’s Homeland Security Council and staffed the Governor’s Task Force on Equality.

    I have great faith in our system of justice, and I will continue to work diligently to promote equal access to justice, system efficiency and professionalism. I place a priority on public safety, while respecting the rights and dignity of every person who enters my courtroom.

    (This information furnished by Kelly Skye.)

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