June 05, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Borthwick appointed Municipal Court judge

portrait of becky borthwickBecky J.W. Borthwick of Springfield will join the City as a municipal court judge July 1. She replaces Judge Dennis Budd, who retired last month after 30 years of service with the City. Borthwick, a managing partner with insurance defense firm Franke, Schultz & Mullen, was appointed to the position in the June 3 City Council meeting. Her term will expire June 30, 2017.

Borthwick received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Missouri. She is a member of the Missouri, Louisiana, Nebraska and Oklahoma state bar associations, the Missouri Trial Lawyers Association, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and is president of the Springfield Claims Association. Other memberships include the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and Phi Delta Phi.

"I'm looking forward to serving the people of Springfield and I will strive to continue the court's commitment to provide prompt, fair and courteous treatment," Borthwick says. "I am honored to follow in Judge Budd's footsteps. I also would like to thank my law partners for the support they have shown as I take these next steps in my career."

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For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov

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