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The Oregon Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in Oregon. Except for death penalty cases, which are reserved for the Oregon Supreme Court, and tax court cases, it has jurisdiction to hear all civil and criminal appeals from Oregon circuit courts, and to review actions of most state administrative agencies. The ten judges of the court are chosen by the people in statewide non-partisan elections to six-year terms, and have as their administrative head a chief judge appointed from their number by the chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.[1]

Appeals court decisions are subject to a petition by an aggrieved party for review by the Oregon Supreme Court. The petition must be made within 35 days of the decision, and the Oregon Supreme Court determines by vote of the justices whether to review the case.[1]

Oregon Court of Appeals
Court information
Judges:   10
Salary:   $128,000[2]
Judicial selection
Method:   Non-partisan election of judges
Term:   6 years


JudgeTermAppointed by
Judge Rick Haselton1994-2019
Judge Rex Armstrong1994-2019
Judge Darleen Ortega2003-2016
Judge Timothy Sercombe2007-2021
Judge Rebecca Duncan2010-2012Gov. Ted Kulongoski
Judge James C. Egan2013-2019
Judge Lynn Nakamoto2011-2019Gov. John Kitzhaber
Judge Erika L. Hadlock2011-2019Gov. John Kitzhaber
Judge Joel S. DeVore2013-2021Gov. John Kitzhaber
Judge Erin C. Lagesen2013-2021Gov. John Kitzhaber
Judge Douglas L. Tookey2013-2021Gov. John Kitzhaber
Judge Meagan A. Flynn2014-2015Gov. John Kitzhaber
Judge Chris Garrett2014-2021Gov. John Kitzhaber

Notable cases

Former judges

See also

External links



See also: Oregon judicial elections, 2014
Unopposed  Judge Chris Garrett (Position 1)
Unopposed  Judge Timothy Sercombe (Position 4)
Unopposed  Judge Joel S. DeVore (Position 11)
Unopposed  Judge Erin C. Lagesen (Position 12)
Unopposed  Judge Douglas L. Tookey (Position 13)


See also: Oregon judicial elections, 2012
CandidateIncumbencyPositionPrimary VoteElection Vote
ArlowAllan J. Arlow    NoPosition 620.87% 
HadlockErika L. Hadlock   ApprovedAYesPosition 999.31%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
EganJames C. Egan   ApprovedANoPosition 646.15%ApprovedA58.05%   ApprovedA
NakamotoLynn Nakamoto   ApprovedAYesPosition 899.30%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
ArmstrongRex Armstrong   ApprovedAYesPosition 1099.28%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
HaseltonRick Haselton   ApprovedAYesPosition 599.27%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
VolpertTim Volpert    NoPosition 632.56%ApprovedA41.20%   DefeatedD