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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: July 2, 2014

Contact: Sue Koptieff, Kitsap County District Court
360.337.4972 or
No: 14-075


Judge Riehl awarded Outstanding Judge Award


(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County District Court Judge James Riehl has been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Judge Award by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors. The honor represents his significant contributions to the legal profession, the justice system and the public. The award will be presented at the annual Awards Dinner on September 18, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle.

Judge Riehl is being recognized for his work locally, statewide and nationally. He organized the first Kitsap County Domestic Violence Summit bringing the community together to address a coordinated response to domestic violence.

In addition, Judge Riehl served as a judicial educator instructing attorneys, and judges throughout the state nationally and internationally. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Judicial College and is a past Dean of the Washington State Judicial College.

Judge Riehl is retiring this year after serving 32 years on the bench. .


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July 01, 2014