Judge Graber was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1998 by President Clinton. Previously she sat on the Oregon Court of Appeals (1988-90) and the Oregon Supreme Court (1990-98). Judge Graber practiced law from 1972 to 1988, most recently as a partner in the Portland office of Stoel Rives, where she specialized in employment law and other civil litigation.
Judge Graber received her B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) from Wellesley College in 1969 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1972.
In 2000 Judge Graber chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Appellate Practice. She was named Oregon’s 1998 Legal Citizen of the Year, and in 2001 received Yale’s Tercentenary “For Country” Award in Oregon.