OWLS member Katharine von Ter Stegge was recently appointed by Governor Brown to the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
The Multnomah County Circuit Court presently has three vacancies, created by the retirements of Judge Henry Kantor and Judge Julie E. Franz, and by the elevation of Judge Bronson James to the Oregon Court of Appeals. To these vacant positions Governor Brown appoints Katharine von Ter Stegge (Position 10), Christopher A. Ramras (Position 15), and Benjamin N. Souede (Position 30).
Katharine von Ter Stegge is an attorney in the Multnomah County Attorney’s Office, where she has worked since 2010. She previously worked as a trial attorney at the Oregon Department of Justice and as a prosecutor in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. She began her career as a law clerk for a federal judge in West Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar’s Board of Governors.
An active member of OWLS, von Ter Stegge is also president of Queen’s Bench, our Portland-area chapter, as well as a citizen-member of the Independent Police Review Board for the City of Portland and is a volunteer lawyer for the Oregon Crime Victim Law Center.