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Michael W. Aniton

Administrative Law Judge

Judge Aniton was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in January 2020. Prior to his appointment as an Administrative Law Judge, Judge Aniton served as General Counsel for the District of Columbia State Athletic Commission from October 2018 to January 2020, where he was responsible for advising the director on issues including compliance, enforcement, and administrative law. From April 2016 to October 2018, Judge Aniton served as an attorney advisor for the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education, where he advised on matters including licensing, compliance, enforcement, and administrative law. From May 2012 to April 2016, Judge Aniton served as a prosecutor for the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, Public Safety Division.

Before working for the District of Columbia government, Judge Aniton served on active duty, as a Judge Advocate, in the United States Marine Corps from November 2006 to April 2010. As a Judge Advocate Judge Aniton served as a prosecutor at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, and as an appellate attorney at the Navy yard in Washington, D.C.

Judge Aniton continues to serve as a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and is an adjunct professor at the American University – Washington College of Law.

Judge Aniton received his Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of  Law in  2005 and his Bachelor of Arts from Furman University in 2002.