Hon. Judge John Collins

Circuit Judge,
Yamhill County Circuit Court

Contact Details

Yamhill County Circuit Court
535 NE 5th
McMinville, OR 97128-4504
United States
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I am in my 25th year as a Circuit Court Judge, Yamhill County, Oregon. Presiding Judge 1998 - 2015. I have been active in numerous criminal justice improvement projects including evidence based smart sentencing, pretrial justice, evidence based decision making, case management, judicial education including presiding judge education and training programs, drug courts, collaborative criminal justice improvement. I enjoy speaking and involvement in justice improvement efforts.


New York University School of Law
New York City, New York, United States
LL.M., 1974
Criminal Justice
1973 To 1974
Dissertation: Rockefeller Drug Laws
Advisor: Gerhardt Mueller

Willamette University School of Law
Salem, Oregon, United States
J.D., 1972
1969 To 1972

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Bachelor of Science, 1969
Business Administration
1965 To 1969

Job History

Yamhill County Circuit Court
McMinnville, OR, United States
September 1992 - present

Yamhill County
District Attorney
McMinnville, OR, United States
January 1976 - September 1992

Metropolitan Public Defender's Office
Deputy Public Defender
Portland, OR, United States
November 1975 - December 1975

Mid Willamette Valley Council of Governments
Director, Marion-Polk-Yamhill Community Corrections
Dallas, OR, United States
July 1974 - November 1975