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Press Release: December 21, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber appoints John A. Olson to Judicial position on the Circuit Court for the seventh Judicial district


(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of John A. Olson to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge Donald W. Hull.
“I was extremely impressed with Mr. Olson’s experience representing clients from all walks of life,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “Mr. Olson’s significant trial experience in all five counties within the district makes him well suited to serve the court and the community.”
Mr. Olson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.  Mr. Olson has been practicing law for more than twenty years, with the last eleven years spent representing clients in the Seventh Judicial District.  He brings a wide variety of trial court experience in criminal prosecution, ranging from minor thefts to homicides.  Mr. Olson is a member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and has been a Faculty Member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

 Media Contacts:
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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