A Pierce County superior judge has been named judge of the year by the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Frank Cuthbertson, who was appointed to his post in 2001, will be given the award at a dinner in Seattle Oct. 15.
Here’s a portion of the press release from Pierce County:
The award honors members of the judiciary who demonstrate unswerving dedication to the right to trial by jury, access to justice for all people, and civility among lawyers, litigants and the judiciary.
Established in 1957, the American Board of Trial Advocates is a national organization made up equally of plaintiff and defense attorneys who handle civil jury trials. It is dedicated to preserving the constitutional right to jury trials in civil cases and to promoting civility in the legal profession.
Judge Cuthbertson is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law. He was in private practice seven years when, in March 2001, Gov. Gary Locke appointed him a Judge of the Pierce County Superior Court.