Ruthe Catolico Ashley is a former ABAS President. She can be contacted at ruthe. email@example.com.
SCBA 2018 JUDGE OF THE YEAR
Richard K. Sueyoshi by Ruthe Catolico Ashley Unsolicited glowing reports are rare, but there have been many regarding Judge Richard Sueyoshi’s handling of cases. Each credits his knowledge of the law as well as his running of the courtroom,” states Sacramento litigation attorney Jack Vetter. Vetter goes on to say that Judge Sueyoshi’s courtroom “has a serious but friendly ambience that puts the entire room at ease. The parties recognize the uncertainties of the courts but feel that justice is being done throughout the process.” High praise for a judge who came to the bench nine years ago at the young age of 38. A colleague on the bench, Judge Raoul Thorbourne, also recognizes that “Judge Sueyoshi has distinguished himself as one of the most hard-working and knowledgeable judges on the [Sacramento] bench, whether he is presiding over civil or criminal matters.” From the appellate bench, Justice Ronald Robie describes Judge Sueyoshi as “an excellent jurist with a fine temperament.”
“He is one of the best judges I have ever had. Clear, thoughtful and concise rulings and knows the Evidence Code better than anyone.” 18
1918~2018 CENTENNIAL | SACRAMENTO LAWYER | September/October 2018 | www.sacbar.org
Sacramento County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine - September/ October 2018