Teri Plagmann has been an attorney for 20 years and has devoted the majority of her legal career to litigation.
She was born and raised on her family’s four generation grass seed farm, east of Albany. Throughout her youth, she attended public schools in Albany and was involved in local 4-H and FFA. Teri graduated from South Albany High School in 1988 and from Oregon State University in 1993. Throughout college at OSU, Teri was a member of Alpha Zeta Honorary, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, and was a newspaper reporter for the Barometer newspaper. She also did internships at the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon State Parks Department. After graduating from OSU, she returned to work on her family’s grass seed farm until starting law school in September of 1994 at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in Portland.
While in law school, Teri was involved in the Street Law Project, teaching at risk youth at Grant High School, and was on Animal Law Review. She also volunteered with the Domestic Violence Project and Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic, where she was the youngest student to argue a case in front of the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Throughout law school and afterward, Teri Plagmann worked at Schroeder Law Offices, where she represented farmers and irrigation districts in real property and water law disputes. She then worked at Hagen Dye Hirschy & DiLorenzo in downtown Portland in their appellate and litigation department, before taking some time off of work to care for her son when he was born with severe medical issues. During those three years, Teri volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, and at St. Andrews Legal Clinic, a non-profit law firm that handles family law matters for low income families. She also periodically continued to work for her family’s grass seed farm in Albany.
When her son was healthy enough for her to return to work full time, she joined Marandas & Perdue, where she handled family law, civil litigation and appeals, until opening her own practice in 2008. She was also a board member on the Regional Advisory Council for the Columbia Regional Programs, which administers and funds the educational programs in Multnomah, Clackamas and Columbia counties for children who are autistic, deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have a traumatic brain injury. She has also been active in efforts to increase legislative funding for special education services. In 2014, she returned to the original homestead on the family farm and moved her practice to Albany full time. Teri's current law practice primary focuses on family law, estate planning and probate matters. She is an avid volunteer at the Nightmare Factory at the Oregon School for the Deaf. She has been on the Oregon State Bar Association's Unlawful Practice of Law committee and just finished her tenure on the State Lawyer's Assistance Committee. Teri is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Linn Benton Bar Association, and is in the Family Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.
Her husband, David Weinberg, also was born and raised in Albany and has been an assistant track coach at South Albany High School for 17 years. Teri and her husband are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter.
Teri Plagmann is currently running for Position 3 in the Linn County Circuit Court. This seat is vacant upon the recent retirement of Judge Daniel Murphy. Paid for by Teri Plagmann for Linn County Judge