Following the previous West Linn Municipal Court Judge Heather Karabeika who was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court, the voters of the City of West Linn elected Rhett Bernstein to serve as the new municipal court judge for West Linn at the September 17, 2013 special election.
A West Linn native, Bernstein attended Stafford Primary, Willamette Middle School and West Linn High School before heading to the University of Puget Sound for his bachelor’s degree.
He graduated from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 2002 and has held a private practice in West Linn since 2005.
Bernstein became the West Linn City Prosecutor in March of 2007 and has past experience in the West Linn Municipal Court as a defense attorney. Bernstein also has a private practice in West Linn where he specializes in personal injury, estate planning and criminal representation.