Judge of the Circuit Court
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Thomas J.


Occupation: Circuit Court Judge, Clackamas County

Occupational Background: Judge, Lake Oswego Municipal Court; Judge, Happy Valley Municipal Court; City Attorney, Molalla; City Attorney, Estacada; Attorney in private practice; Judge Pro tem, West Linn Municipal Court; Judge Pro tem, Gladstone Municipal Court; Judge Pro tem, Sandy Municipal Court; Judge Pro tem, Beaverton Municipal Court; Arbitrator, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington County Circuit Courts; Counsel, South Fork Water Board and Oak Lodge Water District; Legislative Assistant; Laboratory Technician; Framing Carpenter/Construction worker.

Educational Background: J.D., Lewis and Clark Law School; B.A., College of William and Mary.

Prior Governmental Experience:
Clackamas County Compensation Committee for Elected Officials; Lake Oswego Committee for Citizen Involvement.

Civic and Professional Activities:
Board of Directors, Parrott Creek Child and Family Services, Inc.; Oregon State Bar Public Service & Information Committee; Monitoring Subcommittee, Access to Justice for All Committee; Secretary, Clackamas County Bar Association, 2001; Treasurer, Clackamas County Bar Association, 1994; Author, "Arbitrating Real Estate Disputes", Oregon Continuing Legal Education.

Personal: Conversant in Spanish; enjoy woodworking, fishing, whitewater kayaking and rafting.

(This information furnished by Tom Rastetter for Judge Committee.)