2015 Professionalism Award
Judge Robert J. Bryan is Recipient of the 2015 American Inns of
Court Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit
Judge Robert J. Bryan has been awarded the prestigious 2015
American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit.
The award was presented on July 13th, 2015 at the Ninth Circuit's
Annual Judicial Conference in San Diego.
The American Inns of Court Professionalism Awards are bestowed
upon a lawyer or judge whose life and practice display sterling
character, unquestioned integrity, and dedication to the highest
standards of the legal profession.
Robert J. Bryan is U.S. District Judge for the Western District
of Washington in Tacoma. He was appointed by President Ronald
Reagan in 1986, and took senior status in 2000. Judge Bryan spent
the majority of his career in an elected capacity as a Washington
State Superior Court judge. He was appointed to Kitsap County
Superior Court by Governor Dan Evans in 1967, and successfully ran
for re-election. He has served as judge protempore for the
Washington State Court of Appeals and justice pro tem for the
Washington State Supreme Court.
Since ascending to the district bench, Judge Bryan has served as
a member of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council and as president of
the Ninth Circuit District Judges' Association. He was a founding
member of the Puget Sound American Inn of Court, renamed The
Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court. This is a well