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Senior Judges

Barr Creek Falls near Prospect. (Photo courtesy A. Dean McKenzie)

Barr Creek Falls near Prospect. (Photo courtesy A. Dean McKenzie)

Under Oregon law, a judge who retires from the circuit court, Oregon Tax Court, Court of Appeals or Supreme Court, except a judge retired under the provisions of ORS 1.310, may be designated a senior judge of the state by the Supreme Court, and is eligible for temporary assignment by the Supreme Court to any state court at or below the level in which he or she last served as a full-time judge. The current roster of senior judges follows:

 

From the Supreme Court
Wallace P. Carson Jr., Paul J. De Muniz, Robert D. Durham, W. Michael Gillette, Susan M. Leeson, Hans Linde, Edwin Peterson, R. William Riggs, Richard L. Unis, George Van Hoomissen

 

From the Court of Appeals or Oregon Tax Court
Carl N. Byers, Mary J. Deits, Walter Edmonds, William L. Richardson, John Warden, Edward H. Warren

 

From the circuit courts
Pamela L. Abernethy, Philip T. Abraham, Ted Abram, T Marshall L. Amiton, Fred Avera, Raymond Bagley, Glen D. Baisinger, Richard D. Barber, Frank L. Bearden, Mary Ann Bearden, John C. Beatty, William Beckett, Douglas G. Beckman, Linda Bergman, Jack A. Billings, Alan C. Bonebrake, Sid Brockley, Nancy W. Campbell, H. Ted Carp, Joseph F. Ceniceros, Ronald E. Cinniger, Allan H. Coon, Ross Davis, Don A. Dickey, Henry R. Dickinson Jr., Jim Donnell, Hugh C. Downer Jr., James R. Ellis, Greg Foote, Kimberly C. Frankel, Karl W. Freerksen Jr., Jackson L. Frost, Stephen A. Gallagher, Mark Gardner, Robert S. Gardner, David Gernant, James C. Goode, Joe Guimond, David Hantke, James Hargreaves, Wayne R. Harris, Bryan T. Hodges, Janet S. Holcomb, William Horner, Robert J. Huckleberry, Don Hull, Dale Jacobs, Nely L. Johnson, Donald Kalberer, Mitchell A. Karaman, John V. Kelly, Karla J. Knieps, Frank D. Knight, Dale R. Koch, Thomas Kolberg, Kristena La Mar, Darryl Larson, William Lasswell, Terry A. Leggert, Kip Leonard, John B. Lewis, William O. Lewis, Paul J. Lipscomb, Charles P. Littlehales, John Lowe, Jon B. Lund, Charles E. Luukinen, William S. Mackay, Steven Maurer, Robert B. McConville, John A. McCormick, Rick J. McCormick, Keith E. Meisenheimer, L. A. Merryman, Richard Mickelson, Rodney W. Miller, Robert Millikan, Douglas Mitchell, Robert J. Morgan, Thomas M. Mosgrove, Thomas Moultrie, Rudy M. Murgo, George W. Neilson, Gerald C. Neufeld, Joseph V. Ochoa, Loyd O’Neal, Clifford Olsen, Rebecca Orf, Edward L. Perkins, Hollie M. Pihl, Milo Pope, J. Burdette Pratt, Steven Price, William G. Purdy, Richard Rambo, Robert Redding, Steven B. Reed, Garry L. Reynolds, Rick W. Roll, Don H. Sanders, Mark S. Schiveley, Joan G. Seitz, Robert Selander, Lane W. Simpson, Berkeley Smith, Bernard L. Smith, William C. Snouffer, Michael C. Sullivan, Ronald D. Thom, Stephen Tiktin, Wendell H. Tompkins, Gary S. Thompson, Eric Valentine, Pierre Van Rysselberghe, Lyle Velure, Robert Walberg, Jeff M. Wallace, Elizabeth Welch, C. Gregory West, Raymond B. White, Darrell J. Williams, Janice R. Wilson, John Wilson, George Woodrich, Jan Wyers, Frank J. Yraguen

 

From the district courts*
H. Aaron Brown Jr., Anthony L. Casciato, Richard J. Courson, Robert L. Gilliland, Charles H. Reeves

 

*Effective January 15, 1998, all district courts were abolished and the powers, functions and judges of the district courts were transferred to the circuit courts.