Judge of the Circuit Court

Janet Stauffer photo


Occupation: Attorney

Occupational Background: Woods & Stauffer (1993-2010); Suttell Law Office (1988-1993); Carney, Stephenson, Law Office (1978-1988).

Educational Background: J.D., University of Washington Law School; B.A. Magna cum Laude (Spanish), Seattle University.

Prior Governmental Experience: School Board, Dufur.

Community Involvement: CASA; Dufur School Board/volunteer; St. Mary's School Board/volunteer; Wrestling Pairings Official; Soccer coach; Dufur Chamber Board; Foster Parent. Volunteer with many organizations.

Personal: Janet and her husband, Jim Woods, have three children.

I will bring to the bench 24 years of diverse legal experience, the highest commitment to public service and a respect for the rule of law, and the role it plays in providing order and safety in our community while honoring individual rights and liberties. I will be respectful and consistent from the bench and make timely, reasonable rulings.



We can trust Janet Stauffer to serve all of the citizens of this District fairly and justly. She has a well-earned reputation for treating others with respect and dignity. Her wisdom and ability to listen, both in English and Spanish, and to understand both sides' perspectives will make her an excellent judge.

Luis Gamez, Orchard Manager, HS Soccer Coach


Through nearly 24 years courtroom experience practicing in Oregon, Washington and the Federal Courts, Janet Stauffer has the most varied experience to bring to the Court. Her intelligence and diligence are unsurpassed. Our elected judges should be fair in judgment and firmly adhere to the rule of law. Janet Stauffer is dedicated to both.

James M. Habberstad, Attorney


It is important to the citizens of our district that the courts operate in an efficient and timely manner. Janet is not only a great lawyer but she is also an advocate for children, and busy volunteer for the well being of this community. You will not meet a harder working and efficient lawyer, volunteer, wife and mother than Janet.

Rich and Patty Rolen, Retired Teachers

(This information furnished by Janet Stauffer for Judge Committee.)

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