(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of Gregory F. Silver to fill the vacancy on the Multnomah County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Janice R. Wilson.
“Greg Silver has already proven himself to be a competent and dedicated judge,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “As a lawyer and a pro tem, he has demonstrated not only that he has the legal ability and temperament to be a judge but also that he understands the impact a judge has on the lives of people who come before the court. Appointing him as a circuit court judge will allow him to continue to serve the public in positive ways.”
Mr. Silver graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mr. Silver has been serving in a judicial capacity as a Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem/Hearings Referee in Multnomah County for the past six years. Prior to serving as a pro tem judge, he worked at the Metropolitan Public Defender Services and taught as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. He also worked as a civil litigator handling complex corporate and environmental cases at a private law firm in Pittsburgh before re-locating to Oregon.
Mr. Silver is very involved in the legal community and law reform efforts including serving on the OSB Uniform Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, on Multnomah Bar Association committees and on the steering committee on the formation and implementation of the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Court.
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