Judge of the Circuit Court
Occupation: Circuit Court Judge
Occupational Background: Elected Circuit Court Judge 1998 and 2004. Lawyer in private practice 1977-1998 where he represented a broad range of individuals, businesses and municipalities.
Educational Background: Law Degree, 1977, University of Oregon; Undergraduate Degree, 1974, Willamette University; High School Degree, 1970, Myrtle Point High
Prior Governmental Experience: Circuit Court Judge
Born and raised in Oregon. Graduated from Myrtle Point High School. Attended college and law school in Oregon. Resident of Coquille, Oregon for 30 years. Practiced law in Coos and Curry Counties for 20 years before election as Judge. Appointed by Governor to position of Circuit Court Judge in 1998. Elected as Circuit Court Judge in 1998. Re-elected as Circuit Court Judge in 2004.
EXPERIENCE IS THE DIFFERENCE
Judge Stone brings courtroom experience to the position of Circuit Court Judge. During his 20 years in private practice in Coos and Curry Counties, he handled criminal cases from misdemeanors to felonies, complex civil cases and family law matters, and appeared in state, federal and municipal courts. Since being appointed to the bench, Judge Stone has presided over criminal, civil and family law cases in Coquille, North Bend and Gold Beach. Judge Stone also served as president of the Coos-Curry Bar Association.
SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY
Judge Stone has a record of community service and professional involvement. Judge Stone has worked with the people of his community for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Coquille Rotary Club, Coquille Chamber of Commerce and the Coquille Valley Elks Club. He has authored educational materials on legal subjects and spoken at professional and community groups.
Judge Stone brings competence, experience, judicial temperament, a strong work ethic, community involvement and common sense to the bench. Judge Stone is committed to the goal that all parties have full access to the courts to resolve problems.
RETAIN JUDGE MARTIN STONE
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
(This information furnished by Committee to Retain Judge Stone.)