Municipal Court

Photo: Municipal CourtThe mission of the Municipal Court is to ensure that each person accused of a violation, infraction, or crime be guaranteed and provided all the constitutional rights to a fair and speedy judicial process in such a manner that it preserves both the dignity and rights of the defendant, as well as the citizens of Hermiston.

The Hermiston Municipal Court is the judicial branch of Hermiston city government. The Court has jurisdiction over all city and state law offenses committed within the city limits of Hermiston, excluding felony matters.

Presiding Judge

The Honorable Thomas J. Creasing.


  • Dalia Velasco, Court Administrator
  • Jennifer Herrera,  Deputy Clerk
  • Liliana Gomez, Deputy Clerk

Prosecutor & Court Appointed Defense Attorney (contracted)

  • Blaine Clooten, Prosecutor
  • Cameron Bendixsen,  Defense Attorney

City Attorney

  • Gary Luisi,  City Attorney

Located within the Bob Shannon Safety Center
330 S. First
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: (541) 567-6610
Fax: (541) 667-2049


Accessibility Statement - The City of Hermiston is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. We are currently in the process of upgrading our web site to ensure we meet or exceed the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.

For more information on how to report an issue related to the accessibility or how to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on our website, please see our full Accessibility Statement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy - It is a policy of the City of Hermiston that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. For more information, visit the Anti-Discrimination Policy page.