Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced that she will appoint Angela Franco Lucero to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Ms. Lucero fills the vacancy created by Judge Kenneth R. Walker's recent retirement. Her appointment is effective immediately.
"For years, Angela Lucero has passionately served her community, while also maintaining a high-volume civil litigation practice," Governor Brown said. "Angela's extensive practice experience, tireless work ethic, and empathy for those who appear before her will serve her well as a trial court judge."
Ms. Lucero grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. After graduating with a bachelor's degree from New Mexico State University, she earned a law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. Since law school, Ms. Lucero has represented individuals, insurance companies, and public bodies in a wide range of civil litigation matters. She is currently an attorney at Kranovich & Lucero, LCC, and also serves as a pro tem judge in Clackamas County.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Lucero is heavily involved in her community and the bar. Among other things, she has served as president of the Oregon Women Lawyers, and currently is on the boards of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar Board of Bar Examiners. Ms. Lucero also has volunteered to help with Refugee Adjustment Day, DACA Renewal Day, and other access-to-justice efforts in her community. She received the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association's highest award, the Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award, earlier this year.