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June 21, 2010

James Egan ’85 Appointed to Linn County Circuit Court Bench

Governor Ted Kulongoski recently appointed Oregon Law Class of 1985 alumnus James Egan, an Albany attorney, to the Linn County Circuit Court bench. Egan expects to be sworn in by July 15.

Egan has practiced law in Albany for more than 20 years and is a shareholder in the Linn County firm Kryger Alexander Egan Elmer & Carlson PC.

In his press release, the governor noted of Egan, “I am very pleased to appoint a lawyer with his work ethic to serve as a judge. I believe his service on the bench will be an asset to the citizen of Linn County and the State of Oregon.”

Egan served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1979 to 1982, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1983 to 1996. In 2005, he returned to active reserve status with the U.S. Army Reserves and was deployed to Kuwait as the Deputy Command Judge Advocate for the Commander. He is a past president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

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