Stritmatter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

In early December, the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) honored attorney Paul L. Stritmatter JD'69 with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his longstanding commitment to clients and dedication to the legal profession.

"Paul has spent his career giving back to the justice system and this association," WSAJ President Brad Fulton said. "Whenever we needed a leader, no matter what the agenda, Paul has been there - with money to fund programs, energy for leadership and organization, and passion for justice and its cause."

A founding partner of Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio in Hoquiam, Wash., Stritmatter served as president of the Washington State Bar from 1993-94. He was also president of the national public interest law firm Public Justice from 2001-02 and the inaugural chairman of the Northwest Justice Project from 1996-97. He received the prestigious Pursuit of Justice Award from the American Bar Association in 2003 and previously has been honored by a number of legal organizations as an outstanding trial attorney.

"My biggest reward is seeing the results that I bring for people whose lives have been decimated by injury and financial strife," Stritmatter explained. "I help those people who are most vulnerable when they have mounting medical bills, unanswered calls and no job because of serious injuries."

Stritmatter was profiled alongside other top trial attorneys in the spring 2008 issue of Willamette Lawyer magazine. You can read the full profile on the magazine Web site.

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