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Major Accomplishments

2012  Appointed Oregon Attorney General by Governor John Kitzhaber, June 29
2012  Won the Oregon Democratic Primary for Oregon Attorney General by 65%-35% Margin.
2010 University of Oregon School of Law Frohnmayer Award for Public Service
2007  Elected to American Law Institute
2005 - 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals
1993 - 2005 Multnomah County Circuit Court
1989 - 1993 Multnomah County District Court
1989 Founding board member, Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS)
1986 - 1987 Oregon State Bar Board of Governors Treasurer
1980 - 1989 Assistant United States Attorney (Portland and Eugene)
1978 Founding board member, Lane County Women Lawyers
1975 - 1980 Private Practice (Eugene)


Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has spent her entire legal and judicial career in Oregon. She practiced law for 14 years, served as a federal prosecutor, and has 22 years of experience as both an appellate and trial judge.

Ellen was appointed Attorney General by Gov. John Kitzhaber on June 29, 2012, after winning the Democratic Primary election 63% - 37%
Ellen began practicing law in 1975 at a small law firm in Eugene after graduating from the University of Oregon. Five years later she became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, specializing in financial crimes. In 1989, she was appointed judge on the Multnomah County District Court.
Former Governor Barbara Roberts later appointed Ellen to the Circuit Court, and now endorses her candidacy for Attorney General.
Most recently, Ellen served as a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals (2005-2011). 
During her time as a trial judge Ellen has presided over thousands of cases involving Oregon citizens—from small claims to serious crimes.  As an appellate judge, she heard and decided thousands of cases involving the State of Oregon.
Throughout her career, Ellen has been a strong advocate for the legal profession and for diversity and access to justice—locally and nationally. Her areas of practice, as a lawyer and a judge, have included business and consumer litigation, domestic relations, class actions, misdemeanor and felony crimes, state and federal constitutional law, products liability, and juvenile law, among others.
Ellen and her husband, Richard Meeker, have two grown children, Cate and Will Meeker.
Richard is the owner of three weekly newspapers (Willamette Week, the Santa Fe Republic, and the North Carolina Indy).  Cate is a third year medical student at OHSU.  Will is a brand strategist in San Francisco and the designer of the campaign website, along with Megan Gilman.