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Richard W. Roberts

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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Summary

Chief Judge Roberts was appointed to the U.S. District Court in July 1998, and became Chief Judge on July 16, 2013. He graduated cum laude from Vassar College (1974) and received an M.I.A. from the School for International Training (1978) and a J.D. from Columbia University (1978). Prior to his appointment to the bench, Chief Judge Roberts served for three years as Chief of the Criminal Section in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Previously, Chief Judge Roberts was the Principal Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In prior posts, Chief Judge Roberts served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, an associate with Covington & Burling, and an Honors Program trial attorney in the Criminal Section in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Chief Judge Roberts became a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States in July 2013.

Professional Experience
Judge
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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Served as chief judge, 2013-present.
Chief
Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
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Assistant U.S. attorney
District of Columbia
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principal assistant U.S. attorney, 1993-1995
Assistant U.S. attorney
Southern District of New York
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Attorney
Private practice, Washington, D.C.
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Trial attorney
Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
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Education
Columbia Law School
J.D. (1978)
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School for International Training (now SIT Graduate Institute)
M.I.A. (1975)
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Vassar College
B.A. (1974)
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Professional Associations
Judicial Conference of the United States
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
United States District Court, District of Colombia
Website
Federal Judicial Center Biography
Contact & Map
333 Constitution Avenue N.W.
Washington , DC 20001
USA
Telephone: (202) 354-3400