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William L. England, Jr.

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Administrative Law Judge

Judge England was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in August 2004.  He currently presides over unemployment compensation cases from the Department of Employment Services and cases from the Rental Housing and District of Columbia Public Schools jurisdictions.  Judge England previously served as the Principal Administrative Law Judge for cases from the Department of Employment Services.

From 1995 to 2004, Judge England served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings.  From 1986 to the beginning of 1995, Judge England was a partner in the full-service law firm of Brooks & England in Washington, DC, engaged in the general practice of law. 

Judge England earned his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University, and a Master of Arts degree in History from Butler University.  Judge England received his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and earned a graduate law degree in government procurement law from The George Washington University National Law Center.

Upon graduation from Tuskegee, Judge England received a commission as a Second Lieutenant through the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps.  He served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 20 years, including two one-year tours of duty in Vietnam, one each with the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile), and with Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.  Other duty assignments included the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, as an admissions officer, and Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC, as a staff officer.  He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Judge England has published scholarly articles including: Constitutionality of Article I Court Adjudication of Contract Dispute Act Claims, 16 Pub. Contract L. J. 338 (1987); and The Fifth Amendment: A Double Edged Sword for Government Contractors, 18 Pub. Contract L. J. 601 (1989) (winner of writing competition sponsored by the Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association).