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Judge Ladd J. Wiles, Presiding



Judicial Assistant: Emily Hinchman
Phone:  503-434-3054


Judge Ladd J. Wiles received his B. A. from the University of Oregon in 1992. He received his J. D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1996.

Before election to his judicial position Judge Wiles served as a Deputy District Attorney in Yamhill County (2003-2015), Polk County (2002 – 2003), and Coos County (1997 – 2000). In addition, he served as in-house counsel for Mericom Corporation (2000 – 2002), and was a sole practitioner from 1996 – 1997.

Judge Wiles has chaired the Multi-disciplinary Child Abuse Team and served on the Oregon State Bar’s Criminal Jury Instruction committee. He has served as the Vice President of the McMinnville Lions Club, and on the Board of Directors for the Yamhill County Bar Association. Judge Wiles has conducted volunteer trainings for Henderson House (Battered Women’s Shelter), Juliette’s House (Child Abuse Assessment Center), and in service law enforcement training on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for Newberg and McMinnville Police Departments.

Judge Wiles is a life-long Oregonian who believes our courts should demonstrate values of professionalism, fairness, and dedication.