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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 3: Judge Dan Hill is currently the presiding judge for the 6th District Circuit Courts.  He normally presides from Courtroom 5 in Hermiston. Judge Hill shares responsibility for the criminal caseload with Judges Brauer and Lieuallen, and is the Administrative judge for Morrow County. Additionally, he hears limited domestic relations and civil cases as needed.​​

Judicial District 06, Position 4: Judge Eva Temple normally presides from Courtroom 4 in Hermiston. She and Judge Collins share responsibility for most non-criminal cases including protective orders, domestic relations, civil, juvenile, adoption, probate (estate, guardianship, conservatorship), mental health, post-conviction, habeas, and mandamus, as well as traffic, landlord-tenant, and county ordinance matters; Judge Temple is the 6th District Administrative Judge for these case types. Additionally, she hears limited criminal cases.

Judicial District 06, Position 2: Judge Lieuallen shares responsibility for the criminal caseload with Judges Brauer and Hill. Additionally, he hears limited domestic relations and civil cases as needed. He normally presides from Courtroom 3 in Pendleton.

Judicial District 06, Position 1: Judge Robert W. Collins normally presides from Courtroom 2 in Pendleton. He and Judge Temple share responsibility for most non-criminal cases including protective orders, domestic relations, civil, juvenile, adoption, probate (estate, guardianship, conservatorship), mental health, post-conviction, habeas, and mandamus, as well as traffic, landlord-tenant, and county ordinance matters. Additionally, he hears limited criminal cases.

​Judicial District 06, Position 5: Judge Chris Brauer normally presides from Courtroom 1 in Pendleton. Judge Brauer shares responsibility for the criminal caseload with Judges Hill and Lieuallen.​

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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