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Yewande Aderoju

Judge Aderoju was appointed to serve as an Administrative Law Judge with the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in July 2016. She presides over cases involving Rental Housing, DC Public Schools, the Department of Public Works and the Department of For Hire Vehicles.

Prior to joining the Office of Administrative Hearings, Judge Aderoju was a Section Chief at the Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia. She joined OAG in 2001 as a trial attorney in the Child Protection Section where she was responsible for prosecuting abuse and neglect cases and for handling several hundred post-adjudication cases.   In 2006, she was promoted to the position of Section Chief and supervised a specialized section that handled adoption and termination of parental rights cases for several years. During her tenure at OAG, Judge Aderoju was the recipient of OAG’s Extra Mile Award and had the distinction of being certified as a Child Welfare Law specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children.

Before her employment with OAG, Judge Aderoju worked in private practice. Following law school, Judge Aderoju clerked for the Honorable Susan R. Winfield at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. A native of Washington, DC, Judge Aderoju is a graduate of Howard University School of Law and Spelman College.