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Press Release: February 6, 2012

Governor Kitzhaber appoints Norman Hill to the Polk County Circuit Court    

 

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of Norman R. Hill to fill the vacancy on the Polk County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Fred E. Avera.
 
“Norm Hill's reputation as an attorney is that he is extremely bright, hard working and always the utmost professional in his dealings with his clients, opposing parties, opposing counsel and the courts,” said Governor Kitzhaber of Mr. Hill's appointment.  “He also has widespread support from the Polk County community and has a long history of being a committed volunteer and public servant. His transition to public service as a judge on the Polk County Circuit Court will be an easy one for Mr. Hill to make.”
 
Norman Hill received his Bachelor of Arts from California State University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law.  He has been in private practice his entire career, first as an associate and eventually a partner at Martinis & Hill.  Mr. Hill brings a strong background in representing individuals and local businesses in civil matters, including in the areas of real estate, business, land use and civil litigation.  Mr. Hill is active in the community, including the West Salem Rotary, West Salem Little League where he serves as President and a board member, and the Willamette Valley Inns of Court. 

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

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