The Honorable David Brewer was elected to the Supreme Court by Oregon voters in May 2012 and joined the court in January 2013. Before joining the Supreme Court, he served on the Oregon Court of Appeals from 1999-2012. He served as Chief Judge from November 1, 2004 to March 31, 2012. Before joining the Court of Appeals, he served as a circuit judge for the Lane County Circuit Court (1993 - 1999) where he presided over many civil and criminal trials and settled many more cases through the court's settlement conference program.
Judge Brewer has actively served the Lane County Bar Association and Oregon State Bar as:
president of the Lane County Bar Association (1991 - 1992)
member of the Lane County Domestic Violence Council (1996- 1999)
member of the state Council on Court Procedures (1995 - 1999)
member of Oregon State Bar committees and task forces, including the Practice and Procedure Committee (1988 - 1991), Indigent Defense Task Force (2001-02), and Legal Services Task Force (1995 and 2002 - present)
Judge Brewer graduated from California State University at Sonoma (B.A. in Economics, 1974) and the University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. 1977). After law school, he remained in Eugene to practice civil litigation, family, commercial, probate, and real property law (1977 - 1993).