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Retired Judge Eric Z. Lucas has died

EVERETT — Eric Z. Lucas, an esteemed and perspicacious trial judge who also was the first Black judge on the Snohomish County Superior Court, died earlier this month. He was 67.
Lucas retired at the end of last year after 16 years, plus three more as a judge pro-tempore. Colleagues praised Lucas in other media for his youth mentorship efforts.
He worked in law for 35 years soon after gaining a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1986. He also spent time as a prosecuting attorney and as a city attorney, his biography says.
Personally, together with his wife of more than 45 years, they dedicated themselves to the Snohomish County chapter of the NAACP. He also wrote books, including a 2013 memoir called “The Tao of Public Service.”
His cause of death was not publicized.




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