Oregon Governor Appoints Cody Weston as Judge

Salem, OR (STL.News) Governor Kate Brown  announced today that she will appoint Cody Weston to the Clackamas County Circuit Court to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Douglas Van Dyk.

“Cody Weston brings an incredible depth of experience in both public service and private practice, and I am pleased to appoint him to join the Clackamas County bench” said Governor Brown.

Weston grew up in Dallas, Oregon. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1991, he joined the Marines as an infantry officer and served as a platoon commander.  While in the Marines, Weston obtained his law degree from the University of Oregon.  As a military lawyer, he first served as a JAG prosecutor handling criminal matters, and then as a staff judge advocate, advising deployed Marines on a wide variety of civil legal issues, including family law, consumer law, wills, and trusts.  He authored and co-authored a number of publications about military justice and other military legal issues.  After separating from the Marines in 2004 with an honorable discharge, Weston returned home to Oregon with his family, settling in Clackamas County.  He joined the law firm of Perkins Coie in Portland, rising to lead the national firm’s business litigation group.  Weston’s practice at Perkins Coie has focused primarily on commercial civil litigation, but he has also earned awards for his pro-bono work representing a Guantanamo detainee.

Weston’s appointment is effective immediately.

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