Hon. Anna J. Brown
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Hon. Anna J. Brown, U.S. District Court Judge, District of Oregon, appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton and confirmed by the United States Senate October 15, 1999; B.S., Portland State University (1975); J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (1980); member of the Oregon State Bar since 1980; law clerk to Hon. John C. Beatty, Jr., Multnomah County Circuit Court (1978–1980); associate (1980– 1986) and partner (1986–1992) at Bullivant Houser Bailey in Portland, emphasizing defense of personal injury, insurance, professional liability and police misconduct claims; District Judge, Multnomah County (1992– 1996); Circuit Judge, Multnomah County (1996–1999); frequently teaches evidence and trial practice for CLE programs; in 2000, Judge Brown’s law school alma mater recognized her as its Distinguished Graduate; serves on the Boards of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the U.S. District Court Historical Society; member, Ninth Circuit Jury Instructions Committee (chair, 2007–present); member, Ninth Circuit Jury Trial Improvement Committee and Conference Executive Committee.