School navigation


Alumnus Brandon Thompson Appointed as Judge in Washington County

March 12, 2020

Governor Kate Brown announced the appointment of alumnus Brandon M. Thompson’01 to the Washington County Circuit Court on February 13, 2020.

Thompson, a civil litigator, will fill a vacancy in Washington County created by the resignation of Judge Danielle J. Hunsaker, who was appointed to the federal bench. Since 2012, Thompson has worked as a trial lawyer in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. He previously worked in private practice representing criminal defendants and civil litigants. Thompson began his career as a prosecutor in District Attorney’s Offices in Multnomah and Polk Counties. He graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2001 and Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Thompson also serves as a board member on the Washington County Bar Association, volunteered as a judge pro tempore in Washington County, , and was an engineer for the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

Thompson’s appointment is effective immediately.

Share this story on


Contact Us