Professionally Diverse

Adrienne Nelson

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

NominatedJuly 14, 2022

ConfirmedFebruary 15, 2023

  • Adrienne Nelson was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon on February 15, 2023.

  • Previously, she was an associate justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, a role she had since 2018. Prior to that, she served as a trial judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court from 2006 to 2018.

  • Nelson served as a senior attorney for Portland State University from 2004 to 2006.

  • From 1996 to 1999, Nelson served as a public defender for the Multnomah Defenders, Inc.

  • Nelson received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin in 1993 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1989.