Senior Judges

view of ponderosa pine trees from the ground looking up towards the sky
Ponderosa pine trees near Quartz Mountain Pass along Highway 140. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
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

Richard Baldwin, David Brewer, Wallace P. Carson, Jr., Paul J. De Muniz, Robert D. Durham, W. Michael Gillette, Rives Kistler, Jack Landau, Susan M. Leeson, Hans Linde, Virginia L. Linder, Edwin Peterson, R. William Riggs, George Van Hoomissen

From the Court of Appeals or Oregon Tax Court

Henry Breithaupt, Carl N. Byers, Mary J. Deits, Walter Edmonds, Rick T. Haselton, William L. Richardson, David Schuman, Timothy Sercombe, Robert Wollheim

From the Circuit Courts

Pamela L. Abernethy, Ted Abram, Marshall L. Amiton, G. Philip Arnold, Fred Avera, Raymond Bagley, Glen D. Baisinger, Richard Barron, Frank L. Bearden, Mary Ann Bearden, William Beckett, Douglas G. Beckman, Linda Bergman, Jack A. Billings, Carol Bispham, Alan C. Bonebrake, Alta J. Brady, Nancy W. Campbell, Cynthia Carlson, H. Ted Carp, Joseph F. Ceniceros, Ronald E. Cinniger, Rita B. Cobb, Allan H. Coon, Patricia Crain, Deanne Darling, Ross Davis, Don A. Dickey, Henry R. Dickinson, Jr., Jim Donnell, Hugh C. Downer, Jr., James R. Ellis, Greg Foote, Kimberly C. Frankel, Julie Franz, Jackson L. Frost, Stephen A. Gallagher, Mark Gardner, Robert S. Gardner, Randolph L. Garrison, David Gernant, Michael J. Gillespie, James C. Goode, Dennis Graves, Joe Guimond, David Hantke, Daniel L. Harris, Wayne R. Harris, Barbara Haslinger, Eveleen Henry, Robert D. Herndon, Bryan T. Hodges, Janet S. Holcomb, William Horner, Robert J. Huckleberry, Don Hull, Rodger Isaacson, Nely L. Johnson, Edward Jones, Donald Kalberer, Mitchell A. Karaman, John V. Kelly, Rick Knapp, Karla J. Knieps, Frank D. Knight, Dale R. Koch, Thomas W. Kohl, Thomas Kolberg, Paula J. Kurshner, Jerome LaBarre, Kristena LaMar, Darryl Larson, Terry A. Leggert, Kip Leonard, Donald Letourneau, William O. Lewis, Paul J. Lipscomb, John Lowe, Jon B. Lund, Charles E. Luukinen, William S. Mackay, Jean K. Maurer, Steven Maurer, Robert B. McConville, John A. McCormick, Rick J. McCormick, Keith E. Meisenheimer, Richard Mickelson, Eve Miller, Robert Millikan, Douglas Mitchell, Robert J. Morgan, Thomas Moultrie, Rudy M. Murgo, Gayle A. Nachtigal, George W. Neilson, Philip L. Nelson, Gerald C. Neufeld, Michael Newman, Joseph V. Ochoa, Loyd O’Neal, Rebecca Orf, Ronald J. Pahl, Dale W. Penn,  J. Burdette Pratt, Steven Price, William G. Purdy, Richard Rambo, Karsten H. Rasmussen, Robert Redding, Steven B. Reed, Garry L. Reynolds, Jamese Rhoades, 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, Diana Stuart, Michael C. Sullivan, Patricia A. Sullivan, Ronald D. Thom, Gary S. Thompson, Kirsten Thompson, Carroll Tichenor, Stephen Tiktin, Suzanne Upton, Eric Valentine, Pierre Van Rysselberghe, Lyle Velure, Elizabeth Welch, C. Gregory West, Russell West, Raymond B. White, Gary Williams, Janice R. Wilson, John Wilson, John Wittmayer, Merri Souther Wyatt, Jan Wyers, Frank J. Yraguen

From the District Courts*

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.