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Washington County's Nachtigal nominated to national board

Former Washington County Circuit Judge Gayle Nachtigal and Oregon Supreme Court Justice David Brewer were nominated April 19 to new terms on the board of the State Justice Institute.

President Obama announced the nominations April 19. The State Justice Institute awards grants to state courts to help foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. Nachitgal and Brewer are members of the board.

Nachtigal served on the Washington County bench from 1991 until 2013. She was presiding judge from 1996 to 2002. She also has been a Hillsboro attorney and worked for the Washington County district attorney’s office.

Nachtigal has a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and a law degree from the Northwest School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, now Lewis and Clark Law School.

Brewer has been an associate member of the state Supreme Court since 2013. He served on the Oregon Court of Appeals from 1992 to 2012 and was a Lane County circuit judge from 1993 to 1999.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University and a law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.