Friday, January 16, 2015

Cuyamaca College adjunct instructor named Judge of the Year

Eddie Sturgeon
Eddie Sturgeon, a longtime instructor of criminal law and civil litigation in Cuyamaca College’s paralegal studies program, has been named Judge of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, an organization of local trial lawyers working to preserve and protect the legal rights of consumers.

 He is being honored at Balboa Park’s Hall of Champions Feb. 12 at the legal group’s 56th annual awards and installation dinner. This is his second year of receiving the prize, having first won it in 1989.

 A Cuyamaca College adjunct instructor since the program’s start in 1992, Sturgeon’s day job is as the supervising judge of the East County Division of San Diego Superior Court. Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1988, Sturgeon was a practicing criminal law attorney for 15 years.

 At Cuyamaca College, he received the college’s annual Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013, a plaudit he received from a faculty committee of the Academic Senate based on student nominations, ratings and reviews.

 “Judge Sturgeon is a valued member of our faculty who has imparted his wealth of knowledge in legal jurisprudence to an entire generation of our students,” said Cuyamaca College President Mark Zacovic. “We are delighted by the news of his latest accolade and offer him our heartiest congratulations.”