Goodness, I have been selected for two prestigious law awards. The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA) has selected me for the Public Justice Award, and the King County Bar Association will give me the 2008 Outstanding Lawyer Award.

WSTLA bestows the Public Justice Award to “an individual or organization whose efforts, courage, litigation, or innovative work results in the creation of a more just society”. The award will be presented at the May 1st Law Day Dinner. The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association represents attorneys and professionals in the legal field committed to champion the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person, property or civil rights. Established in 1953, the association conducts legal education, compiles research, facilitates the sharing of resources, and implements the public affairs as well as government relations programs.

The King County Bar Association will present  me with the 2008 Outstanding Lawyer Award on June 28th at their annual awards dinner. The King County Bar Association provides support to its diverse membership; promotes a just, collegial, and accessible legal system and profession; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence in the administration of justice; strives to benefit the community through its own efforts and those of its Foundation; and offers opportunities for public service and input into matters of public policy. Founded in 1886 and incorporated in 1906, the King County Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the state of Washington, with approximately 6,000 members.