Todd Van Rysselberghe will replace Judge Robert Herndon, who retired from the bench on June 30.

VAN RYSSELBERGHEGov. Kate Brown has appointed Lake Oswego attorney Todd L. Van Rysselberghe to serve as a judge on the Clackamas County Circuit Court.

Van Rysselberghe will replace Judge Robert D. Herndon, whose retirement from the bench became official on June 30.

"Todd Van Rysselberghe's extensive experience in family law, his passion for serving Clackamas County and his judicial temperament will serve him well as a circuit court judge," Brown said in a June 29 statement. "Given his skills and experience, including years of service as a volunteer pro tem judge, I have no doubt that Todd will serve the people of Clackamas County well."

Van Rysselberghe earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon and his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. He worked with the law firm Kennedy Watts Arellano LLP for almost 30 years, specializing in domestic relations matters. He has also volunteered as a circuit court judge pro tem in Clackamas County in recent years, assisting the court with its juvenile drug court, attendance court and domestic relations motion docket.

Van Rysselberghe has lived in Lake Oswego for more than three decades. In addition to his law practice, he has served on the City's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board and with the Lake Oswego Corporation.

— The Review

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