Posts Tagged ‘Amanda Marshall’
Friday, December 10th, 2010

Amanda Marshall (facebook)

Amanda Marshall (University  of Oregon, Willamette  University  College  of Law) is nominated to be the Oregon U.S. Attorney. She would replace Karin Immergut, who served as the district’s U.S. Attorney from October 2003 to July 2009, when she was appointed to be a a circuit court judge for Multnomah County, Ore. Dwight C. Holton currently heads the district.

Her vitals:

  • Born in Washington, D.C., in 1969.
  • Earned a certificate  in alternative dispute resolution from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore., in May 1995.
  • Attended East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai for a month-long summer  program in July 2003.
  • Spent the spring of 1989 at Le Petite Adret  University in  Villard De Lans, France.
  • Attended Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. during the 1988-1989 school year.
  • Attended the College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif.,during the 1987-1988 school year.
  • Has worked for the Oregon Department of Justice since 2001. Has been the attorney in charge of the child advocacy section since June 2010. Was the assistant attorney in charge of the child advocacy section from July 2008-June 2010. Was the assistant attorney general of the family law section from October 2001-July  2008.
  • Worked as an assistant instructor at Southwestern  Oregon  Community  College in Coos Bay, Ore., from 1998-1999.
  • Was the Coos County deputy district attorney from 1996-2001.
  • Worked for the Confederated  Tribes  of Grand Ronde from 1994-1996 as a tribal court clerk from 1994-1995 and assisting the gaming commission in 1996.
  • Has tried more than 100 cases to a jury verdict as sole counsel, another 20 to the court and served as co-counsel in at least five jury  trials  that went to verdict.

Click here for her full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.

UPDATE: On her Senate Judiciary financial disclosure Marshall reported $860,000 in assets, mostly from real estate, and liabilities of $358,000, for a net worth of $502,000. Her real estate holdings include a personal residence, vacation home and trailer house. On her Office of Government Ethics disclosure Marshall reported her income from her Oregon Justice Department job for 2009 and half of 2010 as $165,300.

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Kent Robinson (gov)

An Assistant U.S. Attorney has been named the new interim Oregon U.S. Attorney, The Oregonian reports. Dwight C. Holton replaces Kent Robinson, who has been the state’s interim U.S. Attorney. His term expired at midnight on Wednesday, the newspaper reports.

Holton most recently became chief of the criminal division in the district.

Robinson, had been acting U.S. attorney since last July. He now will become the office’s First Assistant U.S. Attorney, a post he also held in 2007. Robinson  was one of three people recommended by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for formal appointment to the U.S. Attorney position, which requires Senate confirmation. However this week Robinson withdrew his application for reasons that were not immediately made clear, The Oregonian reported.

Joshua Marquis (gov)

The two remaining people recommended for the permanent position are Josh Marquis and Amanda Marshall. The White House has not announced a decision on the appointment.

Marquis has served as the district attorney for Clatsop County since 1994. He previously was the chief deputy district attorney for Deschutes and Lincoln counties. Marquis also worked as a deputy district attorney for Lincoln and Lane counties.

Amanda Marshall (facebook)

Marshall is a child advocacy lawyer for the Oregon Department of Justice. She has a Facebook page promoting her candidacy here.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Joshua Marquis (gov)

Joshua Marquis (gov)

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Wednesday announced his recommendations for Oregon’s U.S. Attorney.  Read the news release here.

The finalists are Josh Marquis, Amanda Marshall and Kent Robinson.

Kent Robinson (gov)

Kent Robinson (gov)

Marquis has served as the district attorney for Clatsop County since 1994. He previously was the chief deputy district attorney for Deschutes and Lincoln counties. Marquis also worked as a deputy district attorney for Lincoln and Lane counties.

Amanda Marshall (facebook)

Amanda Marshall (facebook)

Marshall is a child advocacy lawyer for the Oregon Department of Justice. She has a Facebook page promoting her candidacy here.

Robinson is the district’s acting U.S. Attorney. From 2007 until earlier this year, he was the district’s First Assistant U.S. Attorney. From 2001 through 2007, he served as the chief of the criminal division in the district.

The omission of Oregon Assistant U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton from the list came as a surprise, according to Willamette Week in Portland.

The newspaper said:

Going into the weekend, many insiders speculated that Dwight Holton, an assistant U.S. Attorney was likely to be one of three finalists. The son of a former Virginia governor and the brother-in-law of current Virginia governor and Democratic National Committee boss Tim Kaine, Holton is connected, as well as being a well-regarded prosecutor.

Wyden appointed a 13-member selection committee to make recommendations for the senators to consider. The panel also considered Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote and Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson, but their names also weren’t on the final list sent to the White House. President Barack Obama ultimately will select and nominate the U.S. Attorney.

Monday, October 12th, 2009
Karin Immergut

Karin Immergut

Former Oregon U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut, a Bush appointee, is the latest Multnomah County circuit judge, the Oregon Statesman Journal reported Sunday.

Immergut was appointed by President Bush in 2003. She resigned July 9. Kent Robinson is serving as Oregon’s acting U.S. Attorney.

Robinson is one of six candidates in the running to fill Immergut’s seat, in a list drawn up by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats. The list also includes:

  • Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis
  • Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote
  • Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson
  • Amanda Marshall, a child advocacy lawyer for the Oregon Department of Justice.
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton, who was previously recommended for the U.S. Attorney post for the Eastern District of Virginia by Democratic Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner of Virginia  President Obama nominated Associate Deputy Attorney General Neil MacBride for the post.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently announced that a selection committee has selected six candidates to interview to become Oregon’s next U.S. Attorney. The interviews will take place Oct. 24-25, after which the committee will recommend three finalists for Wyden to forward to President Obama. The last Senate-confirmed person in the position was Bush-appointee Karin J. Immergut, who resigned in July to accept an appointment as a state judge.

The six people who will be interviewed are

  • John Foote, the district attorney for Clackamas County
  • John Haroldson, the district attorney for Benton County
  • Dwight Holton, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district
  • Joshua Marquis, the district attorney for Clatsop County
  • Amanda Marshall, Oregon Department of Justice child advocacy section lawyer
  • Kent Robinson, the acting U.S. Attorney for the district

Others who previously were said to be under consideration included Rob Bovett (Lincoln County district attorney), Ken Perry (Portland lawyer), Robert Hutchings (Lane County public defender) and John Hummel (Portland lawyer and professor at a university in Liberia).

John Foote (Gov)

John Foote (Gov)

John Haroldson (Gov)

John Haroldson (Gov)

Josh Marquis (Gov)

Josh Marquis (Gov)

Amanda Marshall (facebook)

Amanda Marshall (facebook)

Kent Robinson (gov)

Kent Robinson (gov)

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Ten people have submitted applications for Oregon U.S. Attorney, Willamette Week in Portland, Ore., reported today.

Local lawyers told the newspaper the candidates are:

Kent Robinson (Gov)

Kent Robinson (Gov)

-Kent Robinson, Oregon acting U.S. Attorney.

Josh Marquis (Gov)

Josh Marquis (Gov)

-Dwight Holton, Oregon Assistant U.S. Attorney and brother-in-law of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D). Democratic Virginia Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner previously recommended him for Eastern District of Virginia U.S. Attorney. President Obama ended up nominating Associate Deputy Attorney General Neil MacBride for the post.

-Josh Marquis,  Clatsop County district attorney.

Rob Bovett (Gov)

Rob Bovett (Gov)

-John Foote, Clackamas County district attorney.

John Foote (Gov)

John Foote (Gov)

-Rob Bovett, Lincoln County district attorney.

-John Haroldson, Benton County district attorney.

-Amanda Marshall, Oregon Department of Justice child advocacy section lawyer. She has a Facebook page promoting her candidacy here.

John Haroldson (Gov)

John Haroldson (Gov)

-Ken Perry, Portland lawyer.

-Robert Hutchings, Lane County public defender.

Amanda Marshall (facebook)

Amanda Marshall (facebook)

-John Hummel, Portland lawyer and professor at a university in Liberia.

-Josh Kardon, chief of staff to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), told Willamette Week the U.S. Attorney selection panel will meet in September to pare down its applicant list and will interview candidates in October.