The Honourable Lord Colin Jack Tyre, who was president of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe in 2007, received the award for services to the administration of justice.
He is now a judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, having been appointed in May, and as such ceases to be a QC.
(54), who originally comes from Dunoon where he
went to school, has lived in East Lothian for 21 years, for six years at Dirleton and now Tynefield between East Linton and Dunbar.
wife Elaine have three children Kirsty (23), Catriona (21) and Euan (18).
Asked how he
felt about receiving a CBE, the graduate of Edinburgh University
said: "It was certainly a big surprise and great honour."