Attorney General Joe Berinson today announced the appointment of Mr Frank Cullen as a Stipendiary Magistrate.
Mr Cullen, 51, a lawyer and former policeman, will fill a vacancy left by retiring magistrate Dr John Howard.
The Attorney General said Mr Cullen, who comes from a position as prosecutor with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, is well respected in his field and has wide experience in law.
He spent many years as a police office in the Manchester City Police Force and Tasmanian Police Force before completing a law degree in 1979.
Mr Cullen was admitted to practice in 1981 and subsequently held positions as Crown Prosecutor, Assistant Crown Counsel, Crown Counsel and Acting Senior Crown Counsel in the Tasmanian Law Department.
He moved to Western Australia in 1989 to take up a position with the Crown Law Department as Assistant Crown Counsel before being assigned to the DPP's office.
His appointment is effective from August 10.