Judge of the Court of Appeals




OCCUPATION: Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Oregon Solicitor General; Assistant Solicitor General; Attorney-in-Charge, Education Section, General Counsel Division; Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Willamette University, JD, cum laude (1980); Southern Oregon State College, BA, summa cum laude (1975)

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Oregon Department of Justice, 1980-1997

Judge Virginia Linder: Experienced

"Virginia Linder's experience and skill make her an excellent addition to the Oregon Court of Appeals. I am very pleased to be able to appoint a lawyer of her caliber to this position." -- Governor John A. Kitzhaber

Judge Virginia Linder: Hard Working

"Virginia is one of the smartest and most hard-working lawyers I have ever known. She is the only person I know whose brief on the merits was so persuasive that the United States Supreme Court reversed the case without even scheduling oral argument. Virginia has a wonderful judicial temperament. She is courteous and collegial; and decisive without being abrasive. She will quickly emerge as a leader on a court beleaguered by one of the heaviest caseloads in the nation." -- Dave Frohnmayer, former Attorney General of Oregon (1981-1991)

Judge Virginia Linder: Professional

"I have known Virginia Linder since she became a lawyer in 1980. I was serving on the Court of Appeals at that time, and I was immediately impressed, as were my colleagues, at her skills as an appellate lawyer. When she presented cases to either appellate court, the judges always knew her briefs would be well researched and well written. When she argued before either court, it was always with personal confidence, with professional respect for the court, and with a complete command of the details of the case. Virginia Linder will be one of the finest appellate judges we have ever had in Oregon." -- Betty Roberts, retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice

(This information furnished by Committee to Retain Judge Virginia Linder.)

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