Judge of the Circuit Court

Karin J Immergut photo
Karin J


  • Occupation: Judge of the Circuit Court, Multnomah County

    Occupational Background: Trial Judge in Circuit Court, September 2009 to present; United States Attorney for the District of Oregon (2003 - 2009); Assistant U.S. Attorney in Oregon (2001 - 2003) and in Los Angeles (1988 -1994); Deputy District Attorney in Multnomah County (1996-2001); Associate Independent Counsel, Washington, D.C. (June 1998 - October 1998); Trial lawyer handling civil litigation and criminal defense at Gravel and Shea, Burlington, Vt. (1994 - 1996) and Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C. (1987-1988).

    Educational Background: J.D. Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1987; B.A. Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1982; Universidad de Barcelona, Spring Semester 1981.

    Prior Governmental Experience: United States Attorney and federal prosecutor for 14 years; state prosecutor in Multnomah County for 5 years; Assistant to the Commissioner and Legal Counsel, New York City Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice (1982-1984); Volunteer Mediator, Brooklyn Mediation Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1983-1984).

    Professional Activities: United States Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, Chair (December 2007 - July 2009) and member (2004 – 2007); United States Attorney General’s Committee on White Collar Crime, Chair (2004 – 2007); Governor’s Methamphetamine Task Force (2004 – 2008); Governor’s Public Safety Review Steering Committee (2004); Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (2003 – 2009); Oregon State Bar Leadership College Advisory Board (2006-2009).

    Personal: Married, two children.

    Judge Immergut is experienced, hard-working, and fair. Before being appointed by Governor Kulongoski to the bench, Judge Immergut worked as a trial lawyer in the state and federal courts for 23 years. Most recently, she served as Oregon’s United States Attorney, the top federal law enforcement official in Oregon. Judge Immergut is committed to public service, the rule of law, and to assuring that those who come before her as a judge are treated with dignity and respect.


    Governor Ted Kulongoski; Michael D. Schrunk, District Attorney; Jean K. Maurer, Presiding Judge, Multnomah County.

    (This information furnished by the Immergut for Judge Committee.)

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