Administrative Law Judge
Judge Lederstein was appointed to serve as an Administrative Law Judge in the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings on September 1, 2020.
He has been a practicing attorney in the District of the Columbia for over 25 years.
After beginning his career with small general practice law firms, Mr. Lederstein joined the District’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in 2002, where he litigated child abuse and neglect cases for eight years in the Child Protection Section.
During that time, Mr. Lederstein was appointed by the D.C. Court of Appeals to its Committee on Admissions, where he served two years grading bar exams, and evaluating the fitness of bar applicants. In 2010, Mr. Lederstein moved to OAG’s Legal Counsel Division, where he provided legal advice to the District’s executive agencies, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and OAG senior staff. From 2013 to 2020, Mr. Lederstein then worked in OAG’s Office of the Solicitor General, representing the District in civil and administrative appeals.
Mr. Lederstein received his B.A. degree in 1989 from the George Washington University (GWU), where he graduated summa cum laude, and he received his J.D., with high honors, from the GWU National Law Center in 1992. As part of his law school’s clinical programs, he assisted individuals seeking political asylum from Ethiopia, and was then was awarded a public interest fellowship to assist District residents applying for asylum from Central America.
Mr. Lederstein has been living in Columbia Heights since 1990.