Admitted to Oregon State Bar (1970)Areas of Practice:
- University of Oregon (B.S., Accounting and Finance, 1966)
- University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 1970)
- Crag Rats mountain rescue organization
The Honorable Donald W. Hull Judge Hull joined Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP after retiring from serving 22 years on the bench for Circuit Court, District 7, which covers five Oregon counties: Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties. His work at the firm focuses on business planning, estate planning, and arbitration and mediation. In his work as a judge, Judge Hull presided over hundreds of cases including business disputes, trust and estate litigation, and probate, as well as criminal and domestic relations cases. His insights as a judge — as well as his years in private practice — serve as a valuable resource for the firm’s attorneys and clients. Judge Hull began his law career in 1970 when he was elected District Attorney for Hood River County while finishing law school at the University of Oregon. After four years as District Attorney, Judge Hull went into private practice working in business and estate planning, as well as litigation. In January 1990 he was appointed District Court judge. In February 1992 he was appointed District 7 Circuit Court judge by then-Governor Barbara Roberts, and was first re-elected in November 1992. Whether on the bench or in private practice, Judge Hull considers his style to be more of a search for mutual understanding. He is well known in the legal community for his willingness to spend the extra time necessary to explore a fair and equitable settlement. Judge Hull earned a B.S. in Business Administration, followed by a J.D., from the University of Oregon. An outdoors and skiing enthusiast, Judge Hull is an active member of Crag Rats, the oldest mountain search and rescue organization in the United States. He also enjoys fishing and tap dancing.