Yakima Superior Court Judge Appointed to Division III Court of Appeals
Governor Jay Inslee is appointing Judge Robert Lawrence-Berrey, Jr. to the Division III Court of Appeals, District II.
OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee is appointing Judge Robert Lawrence-Berrey, Jr. to the Division III Court of Appeals, District II.
Judge Lawrence-Berrey is currently a Yakima Superior Court Judge. He has held the position since January 2011.
He has more than 30 years of legal experience during which Lawrence-Berrey briefed and argued more than 40 appellate cases, most of them in Division III.
He served as President of the Yakima County Bar Association and has volunteered extensively for legal and non-legal organizations throughout Central Washington.
"Judge Lawrence-Berrey is a highly-respected leader in the law community with broad experience both on and off the bench," said Gov. Inslee. "His appellate experience is particularly noteworthy and I know he'll be a great addition to our appeals court."
Lawrence-Berrey is replacing retiring Judge Teresa Kulik who has served with distinction since 2006. Lawrence-Berrey's term is effective March 1, 2014.