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Press Release: July 8, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber announces appointment of Janelle Wipper to Washington County circuit court
(SALEM, Ore.) —  Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of Janelle Factora Wipper to fill the vacancy on the Washington County Circuit Court created by the appointment of Judge Marco Hernandez to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.  She will start her new position on the court August 1, 2011.
“Janelle Wipper’s diverse background, which includes both criminal and civil law, will make her an asset to the trial court,” said Governor Kitzhaber.  “Her personal and professional experiences, along with her commitment to public service, will benefit the citizens of Washington County and the State of Oregon.”
Ms. Wipper received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Willamette University College of Law and her Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University.  Ms. Wipper has been serving as Associate Chief Counsel for the Civil Enforcement Division of the Oregon Department of Justice and previously served as a Deputy District Attorney in Washington County for 11 years.  Currently serving as President of the Washington County Bar Association, Ms. Wipper is also a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers, Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, and the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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