Kelsie  Crippen

Kelsie Crippen


Kelsie Crippen joins us from her recent clerkship with the Oregon Supreme Court.

While clerking, Kelsie assisted with drafting judicial opinions authored by Chief Justice Walters. She also helped Chief Justice Walters in her efforts to establish statewide policies and procedures for Oregon courts during the COVID-19 crisis.

Before clerking for the Oregon Supreme Court, Kelsie served as a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice’s Solicitor General’s Office. While there, she drafted dozens of appellate briefs and argued cases before the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Kelsie graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law among the top three percent of her class. During law school, she received the Jeannette M. Lavender Exemplary Leadership Award for her work as a Managing Editor of the Oregon Law Review. During this time, she was the Director of the Oregon Women’s Law Forum.

Kelsie also worked as a judicial extern for Judge Jolie Russo of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

  • Member, Associates Committee, Campaign for Equal Justice
  • Board Member, Oregon District Court Historical Society
  • Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Coach, Jefferson High School Mock Trial Team
  • Oregon

• University of Oregon School of Law — J.D. Order of the Coif

• University of Montana— B.A., Political Science

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