About Lisa Greif

Lisa Greif was elected to the Jackson County Circuit Court in November 2008 and assumed her position on the bench in January 2009. She has presided over a variety of caseloads including juvenile, domestic relations, criminal, landlord tenant, stalking and protective orders, and probate.

Lisa was a Community Family Court judge for 10 years and also started Jackson County’s first Mental Health Court in 2015. She created Jackson County’s Aid & Assist docket in 2019 and continues to oversee this docket that determines the most appropriate outcomes for individuals who are charged with criminal offenses when they are not competent to aid in their own defense. Lisa received the Chief Justice Juvenile Champion Award in 2011 in recognition of her leadership in raising the profile and priority of child abuse and neglect cases in Oregon courts.

A native Oregonian who was raised in the Portland-area, Lisa received a BA from the University of Oregon in 1995, where she majored in political science and minored in biology and environmental studies. She received her JD with a specialization in criminal law practice from the U of O Law School in 1998. Lisa worked for Southern Oregon Public Defender, Inc., in Medford for 10 years prior to becoming a judge. She is an active member of her community and has served on the board of directors for Southern Oregon Humane Society, the Family Nurturing Center, and La Clinica. Lisa co-chaired the Chief Justice’s Juvenile Justice Mental Health Task Force, serves on the Oregon Judicial Department Security and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Oregon Judicial Department’s Behavioral Health Advisory Committee.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, reading, and rooting for the Oregon Ducks.