Katherine Tennyson

Immediate Past President
Portland, Oregon


Judge Katherine Tennyson is a Circuit Court Judge in Multnomah County, Oregon. Since July 2002, Judge Tennyson has served in the unified Family Law Department, hearing cases involving probate and protective proceedings, dissolution, custody, parenting time, support enforcement, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency and dependency, and termination of parental rights. Judge Tennyson became the Chief Probate Judge for the county in January 2007. Judge Tennyson has served as faculty in the national training Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases which is sponsored in part by the NCJFCJ. She is a 1981 graduate of Duke University and a 1984 graduate of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and was admitted to practice law in both Oregon and Washington in 1984.