Lopez Appointed to Circuit Court

Gov. Ted Kulongoski announced the appointment of WUCL alumnus Angel G. Lopez JD’78 to the Multnomah County Circuit Court on May 8, 2009. The governor said he was pleased to appoint Lopez to the Multnomah County bench, adding that Lopez will bring a strong work ethic, judicious temperament and a great breadth of experience to the judicial position.

Lopez earned his Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College in 1975 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law in 1978. He is a partner in the Portland law firm Squires & Lopez PC with his spouse, Wendy J. Squires JD’79. Their practice covers all aspects of criminal law, with a special focus placed on representing Spanish-speaking individuals.

Lopez was president of the Oregon State Bar in 2002. He now serves as a board member of the Guadalajara Sister City Exchange, Northwest Justice Project and Portland Defense Consortium, as well as legal adviser to the Mexican Consulate. In February 2008, Lopez received the Honorable Paul J. De Muniz Professionalism Award from the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.

Lopez’s appointment to the Court will be effective July 1, 2009.