The Honorable W. Michael Gillette
The Honorable W. Michael Gillette has
been an Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court since 1986. He served
on the Court of Appeals (1977-1986) and was a presiding judge (1980-1986).
He served as Solicitor General of Oregon (1973-1977) and as Chief Trial
Counsel, Oregon Department of Justice (1973). He organized, directed and
was Chief Counsel of the Consumer Protection Division (1971-1973). He
was an Assistant Attorney General in Oregon and American Samoa (1969-1971),
and a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney (1967-1969). He was in
private practice in the Portland law firm of Rives and Rogers (1966-1967).
He holds a law degree from Harvard Law School (1966) and a bachelor's
degree from Whitman College (1963). He teaches administrative, constitutional,
and consumer law at the National Judicial College, and has taught in all
three colleges at Willamette University. He was an instructor in constitutional
and criminal law at Portland State University (1971-1974). He has been
a member of the Advisory Committee of Scholars for the Constitution Project
since 1984, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Law-Related
Education Project (1980-1988) and was the Classroom Law Project's Legal
Citizen of the Year (1991). He was a member of the Board of Trustees of
the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (1977-1980).