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