I am writing in support of Rob Collins to be our next circuit court judge. I believe that he has the right combination of broad legal experience, judicial temperament and community involvement to be an outstanding judge.
Rob has practiced law in Pendleton since 1981. He has represented clients in a broad cross-section of cases, both civil and criminal. He knows his way around courtroom, and as a judge he would “hit the ground running.” He has served as a pro tem judge for many years, and is knowledgeable about courtroom procedure and Oregon law.
Rob Collins has deep roots in this community, serving on the Round-Up Board of Directors and the Oregon East Symphony, as well as many other Umatilla County activities. Having served as a judge myself, I appreciate the fact that a good trial judge is one who treats all litigants, attorneys and jurors who come into court with courtesy and respect. I believe that will be one of Rob’s greatest assets as a judge — the ability to listen, and have people feel that they have truly had “their day in court.”
Having known Rob Collins and his family for many years, I can vouch for his integrity, his deep knowledge of the law and his sense of fairness and justice. I would highly recommend him to you as our next circuit court judge.