Judge of the Supreme Court

Allan J Arlow photo

Allan J

Occupation: Administrative Law Judge, Oregon Public Utility Commission (1999-present)

Occupational Background: Private Practice of Law representing radio, television and telephone companies; President and CEO, Computer & Communications Industry Association; Vice President-Government Affairs, Ameritech Corporation; VP and General Counsel, Ameritech Mobile Communications; VP and General Counsel-Midwest Division, AT&T Advanced Mobile Phone Service; VP-Public Relations, VP-Washington Office, VP-Video Services Group, Associate General Counsel, Centel Corporation; General Counsel, NSS Industries.

Educational Background: Georgetown University Law School, JD (1969), University of Michigan, BA, Hopwood Prize (1966).

Prior Governmental Experience: Hearing Officer, Bonneville Power Administration.

The Oregon State Bar Appellate Selection Committee examined Judge Arlow for integrity, ability, experience and judicial temperament and recommended him to the Governor as qualified to serve as an Appellate Judge. (December 28, 2009 Board of Governors Special Meeting agenda).

For over ten years, Judge Arlow has presided in some of the most complex cases in Oregon. He has written nearly a thousand orders and rulings, ranging from resolving consumer complaints against utilities to cases affecting millions of Oregonians. Judge Arlow has testified before Congress about communications and copyright law. He was the top lawyer of the first American cell phone company. In addition to decades of judging and legal experience, Judge Arlow has had a wide variety of other positions, working with people of many different backgrounds.

Public Interest
In the early days of the Internet, Judge Arlow wrote on the importance of bringing high-speed broadband communications to rural America. Judge Arlow, as founding President, led the citizens group that established independent Chicago Public Radio Station WBEZ, home to programs carried by NPR stations, including OPB. Judge Arlow is a board member of the Administrative Law Section and a member of the Energy, Utility and Telecommunications Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.

Judge Arlow is married to Portland ophthalmologist Karen Winchester, MD. He has two sons and two daughters.

(This information furnished by Judge Arlow for Oregon Supreme Court.)

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