Judge Amy Baggio Appointed to the Federal Bench

The United States Senate Tuesday (February 6) confirmed Judge Amy M. Baggio, Multnomah County Circuit Court, to serve as a U.S. district judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Media release

“The judges of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon are thrilled to welcome Judge Amy Baggio to our bench,” said Chief U.S. District Judge Michael McShane. “Her years of service to the justice system as an attorney and as a state judge have been dedicated to the rule of law and to the protection of the basic rights of everyone who comes before the court. We are looking forward to the presence and leadership that she will bring to our court and our community. Congratulations, Judge Baggio,” Judge McShane concluded.

Judge Baggio has served as a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court since 2019, when Governor Kate Brown appointed her to the bench. She was elected to her current position in May 2020. Prior to her appointment by Governor Brown, she was a solo practitioner at Baggio Law from 2013 to 2019. She served as an assistant federal public defender, Office of the FPD for the District of Oregon, from 2005 to 2012, and as a research and writing attorney for the office from 2002 to 2005. Judge Baggio was a trial attorney for the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, Oregon, 2001-2002, and was a law clerk at the FPD’s Office in Portland, 2000-2001.

Judge Baggio is the recipient of the American Civil Liberties Award, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, in 2009 and the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Award, Portland Chapter, in 2006. Judge Baggio is a member of the National Association of Women Judges and the Oregon Women Lawyers’ Association. Past associations include the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association, the U.S. District of Oregon Historical Society and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Oregon Chapter, Executive Committee.

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