Dawn McIntosh JD ?92

Dawn McIntosh JD ’92


Dawn McIntosh JD ’92 is the new presiding judge at Clatsop County Circuit Court. McIntosh was elected in 2016 to a six-year term, replacing the retiring Judge Philip Nelson. She began her career interning for the sex crimes unit in Multnomah County District Attorney’s office after temporarily leaving law school. Following her graduation, McIntosh was hired as an assistant district attorney in Multnomah County. She moved to Clatsop County in 1998 to serve as chief deputy district attorney. McIntosh supervised child abuse and major sex crime cases until 2003.


Dawn McIntosh JD ’92 filed to run for Clatsop County circuit court judge in the May election to replace Judge Philip Nelson, who will retire this year. McIntosh, who works for McIntosh and Long in Gearhart, Oregon, primarily handles domestic relations, juvenile, and criminal cases in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties.