D.C. Criminal Defense Bar Welcomes Joshua Hubner

Joshua Hubner has left the Office of the Attorney General in D.C. to join the ranks of the District’s criminal defense attorneys.  When he approached me in the hallway this morning, I assumed he wanted to talk with… Read More

Judge Knowles Nominated for D.C. Associate Judgeship

D.C. Magistrate Judge Kimberley Knowles has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a D.C. Superior Court associate judge.  Assuming the nomination is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Knowles will fill the seat left by retiring… Read More

“Jejomar Untalan Was On The Brief For Appellant”

You never want to find your name on the wrong side of the “v.” As in: United States v. [Your Name Here]. If it is a criminal case, it means that you have been charged with a crime…. Read More

Joseph Rakofsky’s Former Client Sentenced to 10 Years

After pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, Dontrell Deaner has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised probation. Remember Dontrell Deaner? Just over a year ago, his name was all over… Read More

List for D.C. Juvenile Panel is Out

The list of lawyers approved to take on court appointments for juvenile cases is now out. D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Satterfield issued the order approving the list on February 27. The appointment is good for four… Read More

Judge Knowles Now Hearing DWI Cases in D.C.

Magistrate Judge Kimberley Knowles is now presiding over DWI/DUI cases in Room 116 of D.C. Superior Court.  She takes over from Judge John McCabe, who was sworn in as Associate Judge in December. Born and raised in the… Read More

Vote David Benowitz for Best D.C. Lawyer

The Washington City Paper is again taking votes for “Best of D.C.” in a number of categories.  Winner of the “Best D.C. Lawyer” last year, David Benowitz is again in the running for the award this year.  He… Read More

Kristin Henning to Spend Semester at Yale

They warned us about her at the Public Defender Service. On the eve of her presentation at the Juvenile CJA Panel training, they suggested we spend some extra time with our reading that night because Kristin Henning not… Read More

D.C. Criminal Defense Bar Welcomes Dan Daly

Now we will have to teach him the secret handshake. With yesterday serving as Dan Daly’s final day in court as a D.C. prosecutor, I had the honor of representing the defendant in Daly’s last case on the… Read More

Judge Ringell on Drunk Driving

Every morning in Room 115 of the D.C. Superior Court building, Magistrate Judge Richard H. Ringell delivers an impassioned speech about the evils of drunk driving before proceeding with that morning’s arraignments. Although he rarely changes a word, he… Read More