Kitzhaber names 3 new judges to appeals court

SALEM, Ore. (AP) Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed judges to fill three new seats on the Oregon Court of Appeals.

The Court of Appeals now has 10 members. The Legislature in 2012 added three. Kitzhaber announced the appointments Thursday.

The three are:

  • Joel DeVore. The governor's office said he is in the Eugene law firm Luvaas Cobb and practices civil litigation with an emphasis in appellate work.
  • Erin Lagesen. The governor's office said she's a former litigation associate at Stoel Rives and joined the appellate division of the state Justice Department in 2004.
  • Douglas Tookey. He is a lawyer for the Legislature with overseas experience in a number of roles, such as in projects to develop legal systems and practices in Singapore and Kazakhstan.

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