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Hunsaker replaces Judge Suzanne Upton, who retired this month after 18 years on the bench.

HunsakerOregon Governor Kate Brown has appointed a Washington County lawyer to the judge's bench.

On Thursday, Brown appointed Danielle J. Hunsaker to the Washington County Circuit Court. Hunsaker replaces retiring Judge Suzanne Upton.

"Danielle Hunsaker will bring a genuine expertise in complex civil litigation to the Washington County bench," Brown said in a statement to reporters on Thursday. "She is known as a brilliant legal mind and a workhorse, qualities that she will put to work bringing justice to one of Oregon's busiest courthouses."

Hunsaker, a partner at Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP in Portland, teaches civil procedure at Lewis & Clark Law School. She is president of the Washington Couny Bar Association and vice president of the Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Hunsaker also serves as a board member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in Oregon, an organization of Mormon lawyers and served on committees for the Oregon State Bar, Oregon Women Lawyers, and the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, among others.

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