Superior Court Department 21

Department 21

  • Judge

    : Honorable Frank E. Cuthbertson
  • Elected / Appointed

    : March 5, 2001

Education


  • Duke University, 1975
  • Seattle University Law School, 1993

Career Highlights


  • Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Counsel, Group Health Cooperative
  • Attorney, Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim
  • Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University Law School
  • 2014 Service to Diversity Award, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2010 Judge of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2009 Washington State Mentors, Mentor of the Year

Professional Affiliations, Committees


  • Criminal Division Presiding Judge, 2011
  • Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, 2006
  • Washington State Racial Disproportionality Advisory Committee
  • Superior Court Judges' Association, Family and Juvenile Law Committee
  • Washington Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice

Board & Civic Involvement


  • Washington Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Board
  • College Success Foundation, Mentor
  • American Red Cross
  • United Way Planning Committee
  • Models for Change (MfC) Judicial Advisory Committee
  • Pierce County Minority Bar Association
  • Legal Foundation of Washington
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