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Judges

The Judges of the Sixth District Circuit Court are elected or appointed in both Umatilla and Morrow Counties, and thus serve in both circuit courts.

Judicial District 06, Position 5: Judge Chris Brauer normally presides from Courtroom 1 in Pendleton. He hears criminal and civil cases as well as county ordinance cases, and is the Sixth District Chief probate (estate, guardianship, conservatorship and adoption) and mental health judge. Judge Brauer also acts as the Administrative Judge for unassigned civil cases.

Judicial District 06, Position 1: Judge Lynn Hampton normally presides from Courtroom 2 in Pendleton. She is the Chief domestic relations and juvenile judge for the 6th Judicial District. Additionally she hears civil and limited criminal cases.

Judicial District 06, Position 2: Judge Lieuallen hears criminal, civil, and domestic relations cases, and is the Chief traffic, small claims, and evictions judge. He normally presides from Courtroom 3 in Pendleton.

Judicial District 06, Position 4: Eva Temple is the Chief post-conviction, habeas corpus, and mandamus judge. Additionally she hears criminal, civil, domestic relations, traffic, small claims, evictions, county ordinance, and Morrow County matters. She normally presides from Courtroom 4 in Hermiston.

Judicial District 06, Position 3: Judge Dan Hill is the Sixth District Presiding Judge and normally presides from Courtroom 5 in Hermiston. Judge Hill is the Chief criminal, drug court, and Morrow County judge. Additionally he hears domestic relations and civil cases and does the West End arraignments.

The judges rotate hearing cases in Morrow County. The Court is seated weekly on Thursdays, and as needed for more complicated cases.

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