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Press Release: January 20, 2012

Governor Kitzhaber appoints Roger J. DeHoog to Deschutes County Circuit Court

(Salem, OR) —  Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of Roger J. DeHoog to fill the vacancy on the Deschutes County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Stephen H. Tiktin.
“Roger DeHoog brings substantial experience in civil, criminal, domestic and juvenile law,” Governor Kitzhaber said. “With a diverse background that includes serving as a juvenile court referee and as a pro tem circuit court judge in Deschutes County, and having litigated some of the State’s most significant civil issues in state and federal courts, I am confident that he will make valuable contributions to the court and serve the citizens of Deschutes County and the State of Oregon with distinction.”
Mr. DeHoog received an economics degree from Dartmouth College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Oregon School of Law. Prior to his current role as a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Oregon Department of Justice’s Special Litigation Unit, which handles major state litigation including environmental, constitutional and consumer protection laws, Mr. DeHoog was in private practice in Bend handling criminal defense and domestic relations cases. Mr. DeHoog also has served as a juvenile court referee for Deschutes County Circuit Court where he gained experience hearing juvenile delinquency cases and later served as a pro tem circuit court judge hearing a variety of traffic, landlord-tenant, and small claims cases, and presiding over settlement conferences, arraignments, and several adult and juvenile trials. Mr. DeHoog is a former member of the Oregon State Bar ethics committee, and currently serves in a similar role at the Oregon Department of Justice.

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

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