Meet the District Attorney

DA Bob Hermann

 Bob Hermann is the Washington County District Attorney.  He has been a prosecutor for Washington County, Oregon, since 1975 and from 1982 to 1998 he served as the Chief Deputy District Attorney.  He has been the District Attorney since January, 1999, and is currently serving his 5th term of office.  During his years as a prosecutor he has prosecuted hundreds of cases and has specialized in both adult and child sexual assault cases, physical child abuse cases, arson and fraud cases, and presently, murder and aggravated murder cases.  He has prosecuted over two dozen murder or aggravated murder cases.

As District Attorney, Mr. Hermann represents his office and the County in a variety of capacities and roles for various organizations.

He has also served as a Board member for Washington County Rape Victim Advocates, a Board Member and President of the Women's Shelter, a Board Member and volunteer for the Make a Wish Foundation of Oregon, a Board Member and President of the Washington County Bar Association, and as a member of the Steering Committee and Board of Directors for the new Family Justice Center of Washington County. He has spoken and lectured for numerous organizations and conferences, schools and Citizens' Academies, including his role as a speaker and instructor in Sakhalin, Russia, helping in their implementation of the criminal jury trial process.

Mr. Hermann grew up in SW Portland.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Rhetoric from Willamette University in 1971 and his Juris Doctor from Willamette College of Law in 1974.  



Bob Hermann carrying drinks in preparation for the 6th Annual Crime Victims' Rights Week Fundraiser.

District Attorney Bob Hermann preparing for the annual Crime Victims' Rights Week Barbecue Fundraiser. All proceeds go to the Washington County District Attorney's Emergency Services Fund.