The Honorable Richard P. Guy
Hon. Richard P. Guy retired from the Washington State Supreme Court in January of 2001 and resides in Honolulu. During his 11 years as a member of the Washington State Supreme Court and as Chief Justice, he wrote more than 100 Supreme Court opinions. As a Superior Court trial judge in Spokane, Washington, Justice Guy conducted thousands of hearings and served as trial court judge in both criminal and civil matters, as well as hearing juvenile-court matters.
Prior to being appointed to the court, Justice Guy was a principal at the Spokane law firm of Winston and Cashatt, where he conducted arbitrations for governmental units and labor organizations as well as being selected by local attorneys for that purpose. Justice Guy's law practice included commercial law, corporate and banking law, and bankruptcy law. His Mardindale-Hubbell rating is a-v.
In addition to teaching at the Washington State Judicial College and at many seminars, Justice Guy has studied biotechnology issues and is a presenter at national and international conferences on genetics and the law.
Since receiving his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1959, Justice Guy has been an active participant in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Conference of Chief Justices, the National Judicature Society, the American Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Division for Eastern Washington, and the American Arbitration Association. He has actively served as a neutral in mediation and arbitration services since February 2001. He completed courses in Mediation and Arbitration at the National Judicial College in 2000 and in Mediation Training at JAMS Education and Training Services in 2001.
Justice Guy has received the following awards: