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Complex Litigation

Oregon Complex Litigation Court

History and Description

The Oregon Complex Litigation Court (OCLC) is part of an ongoing initiative started by former Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz and the Oregon Judicial Department to promote efficiency and statewide sharing of judicial resources.  It was established by Chief Justice Order No. 10-066, effective December 2, 2010.  The order adopted the rules governing the OCLC, which are contained in Chapter 23 of the Uniform Trial Court Rules.  The OCLC is available for circuit court civil cases across the state that are complex due to a variety of factors, including subject matter, number of parties, factual issues, legal issues, discovery issues, and length of trial.  [Read more…]

Procedures Overview

A presiding judge’s request that a case be considered for acceptance into the Oregon Complex Litigation Court (OCLC) shall be sent to Judge Richard L. Barron and shall include the following: [Read more…]

Implementation Orders

Managing Panel

The membership of the managing panel of the Oregon Complex Litigation Court is
  • The Honorable Paula Brownhill, Clatsop County Circuit Court
  • The Honorable Karsten H. Rasmussen, Lane County Circuit Court
  • The Honorable Nan G. Waller, Multnomah County Circuit Court

Participating Judges

The following judges have agreed to participate in the Oregon Complex Litigation Court [click on the judge’s name to view a résumé of the judge]:
  
Available statewide:
Available in limited areas: 
  • John A. Wittmayer Multnomah County (limited to Clackamas, Columbia, Hood  River, Marion, Multnomah, and Washington Counties)
     

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