Richard L. Unis was born on June 11, 1928, and died on February 10, 2016.
He was an American attorney in the state of Oregon, United States.
Richard was the 89th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Beforehand, Unis was a judge for the city of Portland, a judge at the county level, and a state circuit court judge.
Richard graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon, in 1953.
After receiving his law education, Unis began working at the city attorney’s office in Portland.
Between 1968 to 1971, he serving as a municipal court judge for Portland, remaining at that position until.
In the same year, the court was merged with the county district court where Unis would serve until 1976.
At the start of 1969, he began teaching at the Northwestern College of Law, while also teaching at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.
He was appointed to the state circuit court, in January 1977.
He was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court by Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt to replace the retiring Hans A. Linde, on February 1, 1990.
Richard then won a full six-year term on the state’s highest court later in 1990, but resigned on June 30, 1996, before completing that term.
Unis resigned from the Supreme Court in order to take a posted overseeing the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Louisiana-Pacific for problems with their siding material.
Richard was also appointed by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Jones.
Richard Unis passed away at 87 yrs old.