Judge of the Circuit Court
Occupation: Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge, District 25, Position 3
Occupational Background: Yamhill County Circuit Judge, 2009-2010; Attorney, Haugeberg, Rueter, 2007-2009; Assistant General Counsel, Oregon State Bar Assn., 2006-2007; Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney, 1990-2006; Judicial Law Clerk, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Herrell, 1989-1990; Law Clerk, Barton & Loenig, 1988; Law Clerk, Wallowa County District Attorney, 1987; Legal Intern, Public Defender Services, Eugene, OR 1988-1989.
Educational Background: University of Oregon School of Law, JD, 1989; University of Puget Sound, B.A. Politics and Government, 1983; Lincoln High School, 1979.
Prior Governmental Experience: Interim Yamhill County District Attorney; Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney; Judicial Law Clerk, Multnomah County Circuit Court; Law Clerk, Wallowa County District Attorney.
Professional Organizations: Local Public Safety and Coordinating Council; Family Law Advisory Council. Previous board memberships: Yamhill County Commission for Children and Families; Oregon Community Foundation North Willamette Valley Leadership Council; Juliette's House Child Abuse Assessment Center; the Lutheran Community Services Advisory Council.
Professional Awards: Early Childhood Award for Outstanding Advocacy in Child Abuse Prosecution, 2003. Attorney General's Child Abuse Prosecutor of the Year, 2000; Arson Prosecutor of the Year, Oregon Council Against Arson, 1996.
Family: Husband, Richard, two children and two stepsons.
I am honored to serve as the primary juvenile and family law judge in Yamhill County Circuit Court. My experience in private practice, including domestic relations and criminal defense, coupled with my 15 years as a prosecutor, allow me to deliver balanced and impartial justice to families facing difficult challenges. I am committed to the highest ethical standards, having served at the Oregon State Bar investigating ethical complaints and providing ethics advice to attorneys. I am proud to call Yamhill County home and honored to serve as your judge. Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Cynthia Easterday
(This information furnished by Committee to Retain Judge Easterday.)