Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown announced today that she will appoint Beaverton Municipal Court Judge Miranda S. Summer to the Washington County Circuit Court. Summer will fill the Washington County vacancy created by Judge Ramón Pagán’s recent elevation to the Oregon Court of Appeals. Her appointment is effective immediately.
“Miranda Summer is a talented and compassionate judge, who has earned the respect of litigants and lawyers alike,” Governor Brown said. “She brings an invaluable set of professional and lived experiences to the bench, and will serve the people of Washington County well.”
Summer currently serves as a judge on the Beaverton Municipal Court, where she adjudicates criminal and traffic violation cases. She also has served as a pro tem judge on the Washington County Circuit Court and as an administrative law judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings. Previously, Summer practiced as a family law attorney, representing individuals in domestic relations and dependency cases. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Regis University, and her law degree from the University of Oregon.
In addition to her judicial experience and legal practice, Summer is involved in her community and the bar. Among other things, she currently serves on the boards of the Washington County Bar Association and the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, and has served as a member of the Oregon State Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Summer was interviewed and fully vetted last year by the Governor’s Office and the local bar association as a finalist for Governor Brown’s most recent judicial appointment
on the Washington County Circuit Court.
A photo of Summer can be found here.