The Honorable Timothy J. Sercombe


The Honorable Timothy J. Sercombe became a judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals in 2007. Before joining the Court of Appeals, he

  • practiced law with the Portland firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (1991 - 2007), emphasizing municipal, land use, utilities, appellate, and administrative law
  • practiced law with Eugene firm of Harrang, Long, Gary & Rudnick (1977 - 91)
  • served as law clerk to Oregon Supreme Court Justices Kenneth O'Connell and Berkeley Lent (1976 - 77)

Judge Sercombe is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Multnomah County Bar Association, and the Oregon Appellate Judges Association.  He writes and speaks frequently on municipal, land use, and constitutional law.

Judge Sercombe was born in Missouri and grew up in Connecticut. He graduated from Northwestern University in Illinois (B.A. 1973) and the University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. Honors Graduate 1976). After college, he worked as a paralegal before moving to Oregon to attend law school.

Judge Sercombe is active in his church as an elder and chancel choir member and enjoys music, theater, travel, and other family activities.