The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has appointed of Portland attorney Peter C. McKittrick as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. Mr. McKittrick will fill a vacancy left in the wake the retirement of Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth L. Perris.

Mr. McKittrick is currently a partner with the Portland law firm of McKittrick Leonard, LLP and serves as Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in the Portland, Oregon area. As a panel trustee, Mr. McKittrick has administered all manner  of Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. Moreover, Mr. McKittrick has also served as an appointed receiver, examiner, or trustee in federal and state court actions involving investment fraud cases, real estate management, corporate/shareholder, and

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. McKittrick received his B.S. from Lewis & Clark College in 1981 and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law,
graduating cum laude in 1985.  Mr. McKittrick has been a member of the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section since 1986 and served on its executive committee from 1995 to 2000. He is an ABI Board-Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist since 2001 and was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Lawyers in Oregon” from 2009 to 2013.