January 4, 2024
Anca Matica, Press Secretary to Governor Kotek
Governor Kotek Appoints Hafez Daraee to Washington County Circuit Court
Salem, OR — Today, Governor Tina Kotek announced that she will appoint Hafez Daraee to the Washington County Circuit Court. Daraee fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Beth L. Roberts, who the Governor thanked for her service. The appointment is effective immediately.
“Hafez Daraee’s exceptional courtroom skills and dedication to public service make him an excellent addition to the Washington County bench,” Governor Kotek said. “His intellect, authenticity, and passion for justice will be an asset for the people of Washington County.”
Daraee earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School. He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar for 31 years. Daraee has worked as a civil litigator for a variety of small and mid-sized law firms. In 2012, he opened his current law practice, Luby/Daraee Law Group, with law partner Kevin Luby.
Daraee has a long track record of public service. He served as a member of the City of Rivergrove City Council from 1997-2006 and as mayor from 2006-2008. He has served as President of the PTA at Rivergrove Elementary School and the Interfraternity Council of the University of Oregon, as a Board Member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the University of Oregon Alumni Association, the Gales Creek Camp for Diabetic Children Foundation, and the Washington County Bar-Bench Committee. Daraee is also involved in the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Oregon Arab Iranian Bar Association.
A photograph of Daraee can be found here.