Judge of the Circuit Court

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Arnold W


  • Occupation: Attorney

    Occupational Background: Attorney; Law Clerk Deschutes County; US Marine Corps. Practices: Criminal Law including Felony Measure 11 cases; Family Law; Estate Planning; Corporate Law; Personal Injury; Civil Law; Post Conviction; Habeas Corpus and Appeals

    Educational Background: Willamette University College of Law, Doctor Jurisprudence; University of Rhode Island, Bachelor Political Science

    Prior Governmental Experience: Falls City Attorney 1990; Marion County Small Claims Mediator; Linn County Peer Court Judge

    Military Experience: Supply and Fiscal Officer Marine Corps 1980-1986. Reserves 1986-1995. Stationed four years in Okinawa, Japan; Traveled to Republic of Philippines, Republic of Korea; Hong Kong and China

    Community Service: Oregon State Bar Military Access Panel, Committee Member; Volunteer Judge; Classroom Law Project, West Albany HS; Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer Troop 99; Calapooia District Roundtable Commissioner; Cascade Pacific Council Youth Leadership Training Staff

    Awards: President’s Volunteer Service (2007, 2008, 2009)

    Memberships: Linn County Bar; Multnomah Bar; Oregon State Bar; Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Marine Corps League; Boy Scouts of America

    “I have known Arnold Poole for twenty years. Arnold is bright, highly experienced, honest, and has a strong commitment to justice and the law. I believe he will be an excellent Judge and he has my vote.”

    Carol R. Bispham, Circuit Court Judge

    “Commitment to youth leadership says a lot about a person. Arnold has served youth in eighteen counties of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. His temperament, judgement, work ethic and integrity are just what we need on the Linn County bench.”

    David Nash, Course Director, Advanced Youth Leadership Training

    “Arnold Poole served his country as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. When it’s time to get tough on crime, how do you get any tougher than a U.S. Marine?”

    Rick Mangrum, CEO International Investigations

    “I appear in multiple counties and know that a judge with Arnold’s demeanor, consistency and skills in personal communications is what we need for our next Circuit Court Judge.”

    Melinda Brown, Attorney

    (This information furnished by People for Poole.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722