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J.P.Howard

Administrative Law Judge

Judge Howard was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge with the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in March 2018.  

Prior to joining the Office of Administrative Hearings, Judge Howard served as an Administrative Law Judge with the D.C. Commission on Human Rights where he adjudicated discrimination claims in the areas of employment, housing, education, and public accommodations under the D.C. Human Rights Act; as well as reviewed the decisions of the D.C. Department of Human Resources, D.C. Public Schools, other hiring authorities, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education regarding licensees, employees, volunteers, and applicants for covered positions under the Criminal Background Checks for the Protection of Children Act of 2004. 
  
Judge Howard is a graduate of Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center.  He clerked for Chief Judge David C. Simmons of the D.C. Commission on Human Rights and for Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  He practiced law at an international corporate law firm and independently as a trial lawyer.  He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown University Law Center and coached its Willem C. Vis International Moot Team.  Judge Howard is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, Washington Bar Association Judicial Council, and the D.C. Association of the Administrative Law Judiciary.  Judge Howard was recognized in the American Bar Association’s On the Rise list of the top 40 young lawyers in America in 2017 and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.