Heather Karabeika brings a wide variety of experiences and the same concerns and hopes regarding the livability of the City of West Linn.
People from many walks of life and careers are working to elect Heather Karabeika to keep her as the West Linn Municipal Court Judge. Citizens of West Linn know the importance of an experienced, fair, and independent municipal court judge.
Keep an eye on www.karabeikaforjudge.com for more information and developing news.
- Small Business Owner
- Oregon Lawyer with Practice Focused on Clackamas County
- Former Deputy District Attorney with Clackamas County DA
- Parent with Children in West Linn-Wilsonville School District
- West Linn Home Owner
Messages of Support
Dear Judge Karabeika,
My Son, Mark, appeared before you this morning. He had received a traffic citation for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.
I did not attend Mark's court appearance. I felt it was important that Mark take full responsibility for his conduct and manage dealing with the consequences of his own.
However, I was anxious to hear the outcome. When I learned that you had ruled that the ticket would be dismissed subject to Mark attending a day-long traffic school and not having another traffic citation or violation within the next year, I was not only very grateful that you had crafted an appropriate resolution, but thought that your ruling was perfect. I thought the combination of an educational component and incentivizing safe driving conduct which benefits not only Mark but the larger community was very createive outcome.
Thanks for taking the time to craft a solution which is turning into a very large learning opportunity for my son.
Very truly yours,
I have known Heather Karabeika since 1996 and witnessed first-had her adept handling and calm demeanor as a prosecutor, a defense attorney and a judge. She is uniformly respected in our legal community because she is fair, intelligent and extremely competent in her duties.
I fully endorse her re-election bid as Municipal Cout Judge in West Linn
Although I recently left the West Linn list of court appointed attorneys, I served for many years there, first under Kathie Steele and most recently under Heather Karabeika. Like Kathie before her, Heather is a very no nonsense judge, pleasant to litigants and lawyers, but firm on outcomes. She practices criminal defense exclusively, so she knows my clients. She knows the law. Like her peer in Lake Oswego, Heather Karabeika does her best to make the outcomes fit the offender instead of trying to put square pegs into round holes. If would be a great loss to West Linn were she to be unseated by a pleasant enough estate planning attorney, Mr. Pixton who is also a friend of mine, but who, to the best of my knowledge, has no recent criminal or judicial experience
We have known Heather Karabeika for several years both personally and professionally and whether its in or out of the courtroom she is composed, respectful, intelligent and fair. She has
taken a strong position on alcohol related arrests (especially with youth) in this community and is committed to the safety of its citizens with swift intervention through treatment and accountability. Such an approach can change lives and improve our quality of living. We fully support her re-election as our Municipal Court Judge.
I support Heather Karabeika for the office of presiding Municipal Court Judge. I am pleased to say that, in my experience, West Linn's Municipal Court has always been a model of fairness and efficiency. I believe that Heather Karabeika's election as Municipal Court Judge will serve only to strengthen the court's well deserved reputation as fair and efficient.
I have known Judge Karabeika both personally and professionally for over ten years. Her qualifications for the office are beyond question.
Heather Karabeika will bring a wealth of experience to the Judgeship of West Linn. Additionally, she is just and fair.
I would have no reservation in supporting Heather Karabeika for Municipal Judge. I have had the privilege to acquainted with her for several years and know first hand that she is compassionate, level-headed and bright. She cares very much about what is right and wrong and can see, objectively, the complexities of our societal issues.
As a resident of West Linn I support and highly recommend Heather Karabeika to be the Judge for West Linn Municipal Court.
In her capacity as a prosecutor and private practioner, Heather has developed a reputation as being bright, prepared, thoughtful and most of all, fair. She is clearly the best candidate for the job.
I have known Heather for decades and she is fair-minded, very knowledgeable about the law and just plain smart. West Linn Municipal Court will be very lucky indeed when she is elected as a judge.
I have had several opportunities to observe Judge Karabeika in the court room. She is level headed, efficient, and judges with an humane-ness that is refreshing.
Heather Karabeika has served honorably as the interim West Linn judge. Her strong background both as a defense attorney and as a Deputy District Attorney brings the level of knowledge required for this position. She is a strong advocate for fair and equal treatment of all under the law.
Heather Karabeika is just and fair. She will be a great addition to the West Linn Municipal Court!