BEND, OR -- Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney Raymond Crutchley has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to fill the vacancy created in the Deschutes County Circuit Court by the retirement of Judge Alta Brady. He is the first African American to serve as an Oregon judge east of the Cascades.
Born and raised in Jamaica, Crutchley moved to New York at age 11. He joined the Military, serving in the US Marine Corp and then graduating with a Bachelor's from Queens College and with his Law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.
Crutchley clerked with Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Raymond Bagley, Jr., practiced law in the Portland area, representing underserved clients in criminal defense and civil matters, and has been a Deputy District Attorney in Deschutes County since 2015.
Judge Crutchley's appointment is effective immediately.