Eric T. Washington

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Eric T. Washington
Eric T. Washington 2012.jpg
Washington in 2012
Senior Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Assumed office
March 20, 2017
Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
In office
August 6, 2005 – March 18, 2017[1]
Preceded by Annice M. Wagner
Succeeded by Anna Blackburne-Rigsby
Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
In office
July 1, 1999 – March 18, 2017
Nominated by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Warren R. King[2]
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
In office
1995–1999
Nominated by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Ricardo Urbina
Succeeded by Anna Blackburne-Rigsby
Personal details
Born (1953-12-02) December 2, 1953 (age 64)[3]
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.[4]
Alma mater Tufts University, (B.A.)
Columbia University (J.D)

Eric T. Washington (born December 2, 1953) is a Senior Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the highest appellate court for the District of Columbia. He was appointed to the D.C. Court of Appeals in 1999 by President Bill Clinton and served as Chief Judge from August 6, 2005, to March 18, 2017.[5][1]

Early life and education[edit]

Washington was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated in 1976 from Tufts University and received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1979.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In 1979, Washington began his legal career with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston, Texas, where he engaged in a general labor and employment practice prior to relocating to Washington, D.C. to serve as Legislative Director and Counsel to U.S. Congressman Michael A. Andrews of Texas.[citation needed] He subsequently rejoined Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, D.C. prior to serving as Special Counsel to the Corporation Counsel (now Attorney General for the District of Columbia) and later as Principal Deputy Corporation Counsel between 1987 and 1989.[6] From January 1990 to May 1995, Washington was a partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, which concluded with his 1995 appointment to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. As an Associate Judge in the Superior Court, he presided over various criminal trials as well as cases from the Drug Court, Domestic Violence Unit, tax and probate matters on certification from other judges, and cases involving children who were victims of abuse and neglect.[citation needed]

Washington previously served as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Leadership Council for the District of Columbia Courts and as a member of the Standing Committee on Fairness and Access to the Courts, as well as the Access to Justice Commission.[citation needed]

Washington has served on several committees of the D.C. Bar, including the Criminal Justice Act/Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect Committee, the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, and the Bar’s Nominating Committee. He also served as a member of the Steering Committee for the D.C. Affairs Sections of the Bar.[citation needed]

Washington serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs Foundation. He formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Einstein Institute for Science, Health and the Courts and currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Standards, Credential and Accreditation Board.[citation needed]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Warren R. King
Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
1999–2017
Vacant
Preceded by
Annice M. Wagner
Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
2006–2017
Succeeded by
Anna Blackburne-Rigsby