The District Attorney's Office is dedicated to public safety and quality of life. Our prosecutors hold offenders accountable for their criminal conduct and strive to minimize further trauma to victims. They work closely with law enforcement in the investigation and prosecutorial stages to help promote successful outcomes. The District Attorney’s office wants Umatilla County to be a wonderful and safe place for families, residents and visitors to enjoy.
Daniel R. Primus graduated from law school at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and then went into private practice for a year in Salem until a position came open in his home town of Pendleton, Oregon. He was a Umatilla County Deputy District Attorney for three years before being appointed District Attorney on August 3rd, 2011, and then was elected the District Attorney of Umatilla County on November 8, 2011, and continues on in his current position.
Coaches youth basketball and baseball
Current board member of Pendleton Basketball Club
Former board member of Pendleton Little League Association
Former board member of Pendleton Youth Football
Multi-Disciplinary Team, Chair
Prison Advisory Committee Board, Member
Guardian Care Center Board (child abuse assessment center), Treasurer
Violence Against Women Act Review Committee, Member
Law Enforcement Administrator Association, Chair
Local Public Safety Coordinating Counsel, Member
DUII Victim Impact Panel, Director
Participates in a local radio talk show program KUMA once a month
Speaks and coordinates the District Attorney’s portion of Leadership Pendleton
Speaks at the High School about effects of drinking and driving
Umatilla County Courthouse
216 SE 4th St.
Pendleton, OR 97801
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm