Kevin L. Mannix

Kevin Mannix has served as Oregon Court of Appeals law clerk; Assistant Attorney General, Oregon; Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Territory of Guam; Administrative Law Judge, Oregon; and in private practice since January 1983. Mannix has handled a wide range of administrative and civil cases. He has represented clients in over 200 appellate cases in courts ranging from the Oregon Court of Appeals to the Oregon Supreme Court to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kevin Mannix has over 40 years of legal experience. He served as a State Senator and as a State Representative in the Oregon Legislature for more than 10 years. He is the author of more successful legislation than any legislator in Oregon’s history: 135 bills passed in 5 sessions. These are bills which eliminated bad laws, reformed broken laws, and passed new laws to address new issues. Kevin brings this legal expertise to the legislative process. He has a reputation for working with Democrats and Republicans to achieve bi-partisan results.


  • J.D. Degree, University of Virginia Law School, May 1974.
  • B.A. with distinction, University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, June 1971. Liberal Arts major.
  • Graduated from Wakefield High School, Arlington, Virginia, in June 1967.


  • Oregon Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Claims, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Northern Marianas, 1978
  • Superior Court of Guam, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of Guam, 1979
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1980


January 1983 - January 1986
Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler
Portland, OR
Civil trial and appellate work, with emphasis on workers' compensation litigation.

January 1980 - January 1983
Administrative Law Judge
Workers' Compensation Board
Salem, OR
Served as an independent judicial officer, hearing and deciding litigation in workers' compensation matters. Handled 1300 cases; over 420 hearings held, and over 360 decisions by full Opinion and Order.

November 1978 - November 1979
Legal Counsel (Assistant Attorney General)
Department of Education
Government of Guam
Agana, Guam
Supervised two Assistant Legal Counsel in advising and representing the Board of Education and Department of Education in all legal affairs, including contracts, torts, personnel/labor relations, federal government program regulation, and juvenile matters.

September 1977- November 1978
Assistant Attorney General
Civil Division, Department of Law
Government of Guam
Agana, Guam
Handled agency advice, trials, and appeals involving criminal prosecution, land condemnation, environmental protection, land registration, torts, and contracts.

September 1975 - September 1977
Assistant Attorney General
(6 months Trial Division, 18 months Appellate Division)
Oregon Department of Justice
Salem, OR
Trial Division: Handled drunk driving implied consent cases, plus workers' compensation hearings.

Appellate Division: Briefed and argued 186 cases in federal and state appellate courts: 50% criminal, post-conviction, and prison discipline; 30 percent workers' compensation; 20% civil and administrative law cases.

August 1974 - August 1975
Law Clerk to Judge Robert H. Foley
Oregon Court of Appeals
Salem, OR

Read all briefs, prepared a bench memo on every case, sat in on all oral arguments, wrote draft opinions.

June 1967 - July 1974
Self-employed as a commercial photographer, Arlington and Charlottesville, Virginia. This included freelance assignments for Northern Virginia Sun newspaper, Arlington, from 1967 to summer of 1969.

Summer 1966
YMCA Day Camp Counselor
Arlington, VA


  • Oregon State Senate: Senator, August 1998 - January 1999 (Appointed to partial term)
  • Oregon House of Representatives: 5 terms as a Representative, January 1989 - January 1997, January 1999 - January 2001
  • Committees: Ways and Means (2 sessions); Judiciary (2 sessions); Chair, House Judiciary Committee on Criminal Law (1999); Special Committee on Workers' Compensation (1990); chair, Public Safety Subcommittee of House Appropriations (1993); Labor (2 sessions); Emergency board (2 interims).
  • Chair: Farmworker Housing Task Force, 1999 - 2000
  • Commission achieved consensus where none previously existed. Report adopted unanimously. All recommended legislation adopted by 2001 legislature.
  • Chief sponsor of more successful legislation than any other member of the Oregon Legislature: 135 successful pieces of legislation including major reforms to criminal laws, the Oregon workers' compensation system, civil procedure, liability standards, adoption procedures, and tax court procedures.
    • Authored Oregon's Anti-stalking law.
    • Chief sponsor of Victims' Rights amendments to the Oregon Constitution.
    • Strengthened and expanded the Family Abuse Protection Act
    • Reformed Oregon's adoption laws.
    • Strengthened reforms to workers' compensation system.
    • Author of Measure 11: mandatory minimum sentences for violent crimes.
    • Author of Measure 17: state prisoners must work full time in useful work.
    • Author of senior judges' plan, having retired judges help out on the bench.
    • Author of Tax Court Magistrate Division laws.


  • Chair, Oregon Republican Party, January 2003 - July 2005
  • Vice Chair, Oregon Republican Party, January 1999 - January 2001
  • Chair, Oregon delegation to Republican National Convention, 2004
  • Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2000, 2008
  • Alternate Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2012
  • Delegate, from Virginia, Democratic National Convention, 1972
  • Chair, Marion County Republican Party, 12/2014 - 11/2014


  • Blanchet Catholic School, Salem, OR. Co-founder of the school – 1995; Chair of the Board of Directors, March 1995 – Present
  • East Salem Rotary, Salem, OR 1982 - Present.   President, 1987-1988
  • Marion County Bar Association, 1980 - Present. Medical Legal Committee, 1986
  • St. Joseph Church, Salem, OR 1974 - 1977, 1980 - Present
  • Salem Catholic Schools Foundation, Salem, OR 1985 - Present. President, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1999 - Present
  • Salem Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2007 - 2013.
  • Life Directions, Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
  • We Care Oregon, Senior Advocate, 2007 - 2009
  • Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance Board member and President, 2008 - Present
  • Common Sense for Oregon, Board Member and President, 2008- Present
  • Association of Unit Owners of Cluster Court Board member and President, December 1995 - Present


Married to Susanna since June, 1974. Three children: Nicholas (1982), Gabriel (1984), and Emily (1987).

Kevin enjoys travel, photography, and SCUBA diving.

Kevin is fluent in Spanish. His father was with the U.S. foreign aid program and Kevin spent seven years growing up in Ecuador, Panama, and Bolivia.

2009 State Street
Salem, OR 97301 | Map

Phone: (503) 364 1913
Fax: (503) 362 0513