(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced May 15th the appointment of Karrie K. McIntyre to fill the vacancy on the Lane County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Cynthia D. Carlson.
Governor Brown noted the high caliber of the pool of candidates for this position and appreciated input from members of the Lane County bench and bar.“Karrie McIntyre is distinguished by her broad range of experience and the widespread respect and admiration of her colleagues,” Governor Brown said. “She brings to the Lane County bench expertise in criminal law, juvenile law, and family law. The citizens of Lane County will benefit from her passionate commitment to ensuring equal justice to all litigants. She will make an outstanding judge.”Ms. McIntyre received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law.
She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Mary Ann Bearden, Lane County Circuit Court (retired). She then became an Assistant District Attorney handling a range of cases from misdemeanors to complex cases involving vehicular homicides, financial fraud, elder abuse, and sex trafficking. Ms. McIntyre also spent several years training law enforcement personnel on constitutional law, criminal statutes, and juvenile law, while also handling a domestic relations practice in Lane County.
Ms. McIntyre has been actively involved in the community, serving on a variety of boards including the Lane County Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team, Lane County Women Lawyers Steering Committee, Lane County Bar Family Law Section, and Lane County Bar Association. Ms. McIntyre also currently serves as Chair of the Lane County Family Law Advisory Committee.