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JNC Recommends Six Candidates for Superior Court Vacancies

July 28, 2023

The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission has recommended to President Biden six candidates for judicial vacancies on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the retirement of Judges Peter A. Krauthamer and Hiram E. Puig-Lugo. The president has 60 days to select a nominee for each vacancy.

The nominees for Judge Krauthamer's position are Fara T. Gold, special litigation counsel and senior sex crimes counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice; Adam R. Hunter, an administrative law judge with the D.C. Rental Housing Commission; and Ray D. McKenzie, cofounder of WTAII PLLC, a boutique law firm specializing in white-collar defense and compliance.

To fill Judge Puig-Lugo’s position, the commission has recommended Erin C. Johnston, a litigation partner in the D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Superior Court Magistrate Judge Philip A. Medley; and Charles L. Thomas Jr., administrative law judge for the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

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