ARTHUR LOUIS BURNETT, SENIOR
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
JANUARY 31, 2020
Born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia – March 15, 1935. Raised in Spotsylvania
County and graduated from the then John J. Wright High School, June 1952 as Class
Married to Frisbieann Lloyd, May 14, 1960, Oakland, California.
Father of five (5) children, all grown – Darnellena Christalyn Burnett, Esq., C.P.A.;
Dr. Arthur Louis Burnett, II; Darryl Lawford Burnett, M.P.H. (Public Health
Administrator); Darlisa Ann Burnett, M.B.A. (Economist); and Dr. Dionne Elizabeth
Burnett Roberts, D.V.M.
Resident of Washington, D.C. since, December, 1968 to present at 6229 32nd Place,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015-2427. Area Code: (202) 362-6210 FAX: (202) 362-
Undergraduate and Professional Education:
Graduated from College, Howard University, School of Liberal Arts in a six-year
consolidated college-law school program. Attended Howard University September,
1952 – June 1955 and Summers of 1956 and 1957 receiving degree in October 1957.
Majored in Political Science, with a Minor in Economics. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa in
Junior Year – 1955. Graduated with B.A., Summa Cum Laude, October 1957, with
regular four (4) year degree rather than under the consolidated program.
Graduated from New York University School of Law – Attended September, 1955 to
June, 1958. Served as Associate Research Editor, Law Review. President of Benjamin
F. Butler Law Club. Received Honors as Faculty Scholar, Recipient of the Founders
Day Award for placing in the top 10% of my class, graduating Number 24 out of a Class
of 267 students.
While serving as United States Magistrate (1969-1975), attended several judges’ courses
at the National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada between 1970-1975.
While serving in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government as Assistant General
Counsel (Legal Adviser) of the then U.S. Civil Service Commission, attended the Federal
Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia in a seven (7) week program for Senior
Executive officials in the Federal government, August 13, 1978 to September 29, 1978.
Professional positions and jobs in reverse order have included:
National Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.,
at Howard University School of Law, 2900 Van Ness Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
20008 since August 1, 2004 to the present. On sabbatical from the Superior Court of
the District of Columbia as a Senior Judge and in Inactive Status initially for a two (2)
years period which ended August 1, 2006 but as now been extended indefinitely. Also
Adjunct Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law to the present time and
Catholic University Columbus School of Law to 2008.
Senior Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia since November 1998 to
the Present. Retired from active Associate Judge status on October 10, 1998.
Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia – sworn in on
November 30, 1987 and served in active status until October 10, 1998.
United States Magistrate (a position later named United States Magistrate Judge), United
States District Court for the District of Columbia from January 29, 1980 to November 29,
Associate General Counsel, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, January 1, 1979 to
January 28, 1980.
Assistant General Counsel, Legal Advisory Division, U.S. Civil Service Commission,
December 1, 1975 to December 31, 1978.
United States Magistrate, United States District Court for the District of Columbia from
June 26, 1969 to November 30, 1975. First African American United States Magistrate
(Judge) in the history of the Nation.
Legal Adviser (a position later renamed “General Counsel”), District of Columbia,
Metropolitan Police Department, December, 1968 to June 25, 1969. First, in-house
lawyer for the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.
Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from April, 1965 to
Staff Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, serving in the General
Crimes Section as staff attorney and then as acting deputy chief and on a couple of
occasions as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in U.S. Attorneys’ offices,
December 1960 to April, 1965.
Served in the U.S. Army, being drafted on November 18, 1958 and serving in enlisted
status until November 17, 1960 on active duty. Commissioned an Adjutant General
Corps Officer, Second Lieutenant, November 3, 1960 and promoted to First Lieutenant,
December 2, 1963 in U.S. Army Reserves and served in the Ready Reserves for three (3)
years as an Officer.
Entered the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice under the Attorney General’s
Honors Program in June, 1958 following graduation from law school and served in the
Fraud Section until leaving in November, 1958 for two (2) years of active military duty.
Significant Honors and Awards:
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa in my Junior Year in college, and graduated Summa Cum
Laude from Howard University, October 1957.
Recipient in 1963 of the U.S. Attorney General’s Sustained Superior Performance
Recipient of the U.S. Civil Service Commission’s Distinguished Service Award on
December 6, 1978 in connection with my professional work on civil service reform and
Recipient of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director’s Award for Meritorious
Service on January 24, 1980 for implementation of civil service reorganization and
Recipient of the Federal Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Distinguished
Service Award on July 16, 1981.
Recipient of the Franklin N. Flaschner Judicial Award, National Conference of Special
Court Judges, Judicial Administration Division, American Bar Association, as the
outstanding judge in the United States on a trial court of special court jurisdiction as
United States Magistrate for distinguished service in improving the quality of justice in
special courts. Award given at ABA Annual Convention in July, 1985.
Recipient of the ABA Judge Edward R. Finch Award for outstanding law day speeches,
Third Place, in 1991.
Recipient of the Federal Bar Association President’s Award in 1994.
Recipient of the National Bar Association President’s Award in 1996.
Recipient of The Ollie May Cooper Award of the Washington Bar Association, October,
1997 for “legal humanitarianism.”
Recipient of the Government of the District of Columbia Office of the Corporation
Counsel’s Children’s Initiatives Forum 1999 Children’s Welfare Leadership Award,
April 29, 1999, for creatively exercising “judicial leadership in establishing family
reunification permanent custodial or final adoptive arrangements in the best interest of
many hundreds of the District of Columbia’s most vulnerable children.”
Recipient of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. “H. Carl
Moultrie Award for Judicial Excellence” in recognition of “His Devoted Service on
Furthering the Cause of Justice,” on May 8, 1999.
Recipient of the Award of Judicial Excellence from the National Conference of State
Trial Judges at the ABA Annual Convention, August 6, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia.
Recipient of the John G. Theban Award for Meritorious Service from Family and Child
Services of Washington, D.C., Inc. in November, 2001 for reforms in the adoption
system of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and expediting adoptions.
Recipient of the American Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in State Justice
Initiatives given jointly by the ABA Section of Litigation and the ABA Judicial Division
at the Annual Convention in August, 2002.
Recipient of the Federal Bar Association Earl W. Kintner Award for outstanding service
to the Bar and the Legal Profession, the highest award given nationally by the Federal
Bar Association, at its Annual Convention in September, 2002.
Recipient in July, 2004 of the National Bar Association Judicial Council’s Raymond Pace
Alexander Award for Lifetime Contributions to Judicial Advocacy at its Annual
Recipient in July, 2004 of the National Bar Association’s C. Francis Stradford Award,
named after one of the founders of the NBA, for a lifetime of excellent services to the
National Bar Association and the legal profession.
Recipient on February 12, 2005 of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity
in the Profession’s Spirit of Excellence Award for contributions in advancing civil rights
and outstanding performance throughout legal and judicial career.
Selected for Cambridge Who’s Who in 2008.
Recipient in April 2010 of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the John Carroll
Society of Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
Recipient of the President’s Award of Excellence from the National Black Prosecutors
Association in July 2010.
Selected to Cambridge’s Who’s Who in America as outstanding expert on drug law
policy and criminal justice matters in 2010.
Recipient of the Wellstone Visionary Health Award from the Washington Psychiatric
Society for Advancing in Healthcare Reform Achieving Parity for Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Treatment, November 18, 2011.
Recognized by Ashford Publishing as an Ashford Publishing V.I.P. in its 2011-2012
Online Registry of Ashford Publishing Inc., having demonstrated exemplary
achievements and distinguished contributions to the business community.
Significant Court Committee Assignments and Activities:
Judicial Liaison to community organizations to develop community and organizations
support for alternatives in sentencing to incarceration, and in crime and juvenile
delinquency prevention, both as to juveniles and adults, from January, 1994 to August,
Member of the Implementation Task Force for Reduction of Delay in Handling Civil
Cases and Implementation of the Individual Calendar System for 3-4 years.
Member of the Criminal Rules Advisory Committee for several years.
Member of the Superior Court Library Committee for several years.
Member of Superior Court Committee to Create Juvenile Drug Court for almost two
Significant Officer and Committee Positions in Bar Associations and Professional
Chairperson, National Conference of Special Court Judges, Judicial Administration
Division, ABA, 1974-1975. First African American to Chair a Conference of Judges in
the American Bar Association.
Deputy Section Coordinator, 1984-1986 and Section Coordinator, 1986-1988 of the
National Federal Bar Association overseeing, monitoring and approving all Section
activities of the national Federal Bar Association during this period.
President, National Council of United States Magistrates, 1983-1984. Subsequently in
1988 the title of the judicial officers was changed to “United States Magistrate Judges.”
President, District of Columbia Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1984-1985.
President, Prettyman-Leventhal American Inn of Court, 1994-1995.
Secretary, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, American Bar
Liaison Representative of the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section
to the Administrative Conference of the United States, 1990-1994.
Council Member, ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, 1987 –
Chairperson, Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence Committee, Criminal Justice
Section, American Bar Association, 1993-1997.
Chairperson, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination Committee, Administrative
Law and Regulatory Practice Section, American Bar Association, 1992-1995.
Member of the ABA, Judicial Division Standing Committee on Minorities in the
Judiciary and its predecessor Task Force on Minorities in the Judiciary from 1988 to the
present, except for two (2) one year breaks in my service required by the by-laws,
during which time I served as an adviser and consultant.
Chairperson, Subcommittee on Law Student Interns, ABA Judicial Administration
Division Task Force on Improving Opportunities for Minorities in the Legal Profession,
Co-chairperson, Subcommittee on Minority Judges Directory, ABA Judicial
Administration Division Task Force on Improving Opportunities for Minorities in the
Legal Profession, 1994-1997 and then sole Chair and Editor-in-Chief of the Directory
from 1988 to the Present.
Co-Chair, Editorial Board, Criminal Justice Magazine Board of the Criminal Justice
Section of the ABA, 1997-2000, and Chair-Emeritus and Member of the Board since to
Co-Chair, Criminal Process Committee, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Section, ABA, 1998-1999.
Member, ABA Standing Committee on Substance Abuse, 1955-1999, and Member of the
Advisory Committee to the Standing Committee on Substance Abuse, 2005 to 2010 and
appointed Chair, Advisory Committee for 2010-2011 by the President of the ABA.
Currently member of the Standing Committee on Substance Abuse again, 2011 –
Member, Publications Committee, Criminal Justice Section, ABA, 1997 to the present.
Member, Juvenile Justice Committee, Criminal Justice Section, ABA now for more than
Member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1997 to the
present, and of its Advisory Committee on Adoption Law since 1998, and of its
Substance Abuse Committee since 2003 to the present.
Appointed Member of the National Federal Bar Association “National Council” – its
governing body – for a number of years and Chair of the FBA Audit Committee, since
1999 to 2008.
Member, Board of Directors, Council for Court Excellence, District of Columbia, 1997 to
the Present. Special lecturer for the Council for Court Excellence in promoting the value
for citizen participation in juries in this Nation as being as important as voting to
maintain democracy and our constitutional system.
Member of the Resources Committee, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada on
Developing Handbook and Guidelines for Handling Youth as Adults in Criminal Court,
Judge-in-Residence with the Black Community Crusade for Children, Children’s Defense
Fund October 13, 1998 to August 2004 as volunteer to plan and develop programs to
reduce juvenile delinquency and crime in America, to improve the foster care system, and
to advance and promote adoption and the improvements in the foster care system
throughout the United States. This is part-time volunteer work with the Children’s
Defense Fund merely reimbursement me for out of pocket expenses incurred on its
behalf. This activity continued to August 1, 2004 when I took a sabbatical from the
Superior Court to become the full-time National Executive Director of the National
African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.
Co-Chair of the Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ Leadership Council of the Black
Community Crusade for Children of the Children’s Defense Fund from 1997 to August 1,
2004. Member since 1993.
Member of the American Bar Association Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal
Needs of Children, 2003 until that Committee was terminated in 2006. Since 2006 to the
Present, Liaison from the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association to the ABA
Commission on Youth-At Risk to the present time.
Co-Chair, Health Care Initiative Committee Project, National Bar Association, to
establish joint initiatives with African American doctors, nurses, psychologists, social
workers and Historic Black Colleges to address illicit drug usage and excessive alcohol
consumption and other health issues of minority youth in juvenile and foster care systems
and in the community in general, 2003-2004. The endeavors of this project led to the
creation of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.
Co-Chair, Drug Policy Initiative Project, National Bar Association, to promote a public
health approach to dealing with drug users and those who sell drugs merely to support
their own addictions, 2003-2004. The results of this Project effort was combined with
the Health Care Initiative Committee Project and resulted in the creation of the National
African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.
Chair, National Bar Association Committee to Promoted Increased Minority Judges and
Judicial Officer representation on the State and Federal Benches, 2003-2004.
Special Assistant to the President of the National Bar Association, 2003-2004.
Commissioner on the Dellums’ Commission of the Joint Center for Political and
Economic Studies dealing with health care disparities affecting men of color and what
solutions must be achieved, 2004 to the Present. This entity is referred to officially as
the “Joint Center Health Policy Institute’s Dellums Commission: Analyses and Action
Plan to Reform Public Policies that Limit Life Paths of Young Men of Color.”
Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics
from 2000 to the Present. This non-profit organization also includes within its mission
dealing with the abuse and misuse of illicit drugs with a focus on the trauma and
psychological impact on children exposed to both alcoholism and drug using parents,
guardians and caretakers. Became Officer as Secretary in 2010.
Staff Director, Blue Ribbon Drug Policy Commission on Racial Disparities in Substance
Abuse Policies of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., comprised
of twenty-one (21) pre-eminent experts. The Commission conducted six (6) hearings in
several locations between October, 2005 and March, 2006, hearing from 109 witnesses
and received numerous written submissions for recommendations of what changes and
reforms must be made in substance abuse policies in this Nation. The Report with
Recommendations is now in the process of being prepared with an expected release date
in August, 2006.
Elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug
Dependency, April, 2010. Currently Member of the Board of Directors of this national
President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Youth Court of the District of
Columbia, Inc., a non-profit entity promoting pretrial diversion for juvenile non-violent
offenders in the District of Columbia. 2010 to the Present.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of The 100 Fathers, Inc., a District of Columbia nonprofit entity devoted to promoting fathers becoming involved in raising their children, to
instill values and mold character to prevent juvenile delinquency by the children and
involvement in illegal drugs and abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs, and to reengage fathers being released from prison to be more than child support payers, but to
become responsible fathers participating in their youth activities and promoting character
development, thus giving such fathers a stake in remaining drug free themselves and not
repeating crimes, because they wish to be not locked up and deprived of the opportunity
to share in the achievements and progress of their children. 2010 to the Present.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Washington Healthcare Empowerment
Coalition, Inc., the Washington, D.C. affiliate of the National African American Drug
Policy Coalition, Inc. since 2010 to develop programs and activities for Washington,
D.C. African American youth to interrupt the pipeline to prison for many of them. These
programs focus on reducing truancy, preventing dropping out of school, and encouraging
educational excellence by D.C. youth in both the Public Schools and the Charter Schools
of the city.
Vice-President of Administration to October 1, 2018 and National Executive Director of
the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. since August 1, 2004 to the
present time, on Sabbatical from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia as a
Senior Judge of that Court, promoting the cause of eliminating all the remaining vestiges
of disparate treatment and unlawful discrimination in our healthcare system and in our
criminal justice and juvenile justice systems in particular, and generally in all related
sectors of our public life. I completely retired as a Senior Judge February 2013 and
became fully retired..
Consultant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America on juvenile justice issues and
mentoring – 2011 to the present.
Other Significant Professional Activities:
Served as frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs on discovery, pretrial,
sanctions, settlement conferences, Rule 11 and related subjects in civil litigation. Served
as frequent lecturer on criminal motion practice and sentencing, including alternatives to
Author of substantial number of law review and law journal articles and other legal
commentary on bail, pretrial release, pretrial detention, search and seizure, the role and
utilization of United States Magistrates in criminal and civil cases, and on all areas of
Served as frequent lecturer and panelist on juvenile delinquency issues and how to
develop plans and programs to prevent and reduce delinquent conduct, violence, drug
involvement, school truancy and dropping out of school, how to improve the foster care
system and the handling of neglect and abuse cases in the judicial system, and how to
promote increased adoptions of children when reunification with the biological family is
no longer feasible. Appeared all over the country on behalf of the Children’s Defense
Fund as speaker and for other organizations as a participant panelist in seminars and at
conferences on these issues. Have given frequent talks to junior and senior high school
students in the District of Columbia to prevent juvenile delinquency, to encourage them
not to be truant and to stay in school and to achieve good grades, and prepare for useful
lives for themselves. Since 1994 have made several hundred presentations in D.C.
Public, Charter, Private and religious schools in order to reduce juvenile delinquency and
what would be criminal acts by adults and to encourage academic excellence and
Served as Adjunct Professor of Law in Trial Practice, Howard University School of Law,
1998 to 2011.
Served as Adjunct Professor of Law in Appellate Advocacy, Catholic University
Columbus School of Law, 1997 to 2008.
Since August 1, 2004 to the present time I have participated as speaker and/or panelist in
conferences and seminars dealing with drug usage and addiction, alcoholism, mental
health and related juvenile delinquency and criminal conduct on the average of 4 or 5
times a month. During the past 3 years, I would conservatively estimate that I have
made more than 250 – 300 presentations as the National Executive Director of the
National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. at conferences, seminars and
meetings throughout this Nation. These presentations have placed an emphasis on a
public health approach to drug treatment for the truly addicted and drug dependent,
obtaining adequate resources for drug courts, assuring that the course of drug treatment is
sufficiently intense to be effective, and promoting pretrial diversion and therapeutic
sentencing for non-violent drug offenders whose crimes are directly tied to drug addiction
as a disease. I have also placed heavy emphasis on an effective drug education and
prevention program starting at the Third Grade in our schools coupled with an incentive
rewards system for those youth who stay away from drugs and juvenile delinquency and
do well in school academically and achieve according to the talents they have.
After taking Senior Judge status in 1998 to August 1, 2004 when not engaged in the
multiple volunteer acts for the Bar or for the Children’s Defense Fund, or serving as the
Community Relations Liaison Judge for the Superior Court in the community, I sat as a
Senior Judge hearing Family Law cases, and specifically handling adoption cases, for a
significant period of time amounting to six to eight months a year, a significant portion of
which was without compensation, as under the law, a judge can be paid only up to 20%
of what a regular associate judge receives, if he or she is receiving a retirement pension
amounting to 80% of salary. In the Calendar Year 2001 I sat full-time just as a regular
judge for the full year and handled the Adoption Calendar for the Superior Court at a time
there was a threat to create a separate Family Court and my sitting was used as a counter
argument that keeping the Family Court operations as a part of the Superior Court would
permit the use of experienced Senior Judges dedicated to Family law and children issues.
Ultimately, Congress accepted this argument and while it increased the powers of the
Family Court, it was kept as a part of the Superior Court as a unified court system.
Publications and Legal Writings:
Search Warrants: Impact and Application of Chimel and Spinelli and Related Problems,
Volume 29, Summer 1970, Number 3, pages 170-199.
The Potential for Greater Utilization of Magistrates in Intellectual Property Cases as
Viewed by a Magistrate, AIPLA Quarterly Journal, Volume 12, No. 3, 1984, pages 201-
Practical, Innovative, and Progressive Utilization of U.S. Magistrates to Improve the
Administration of Justice in the U.S. District Courts, Volume 28 Number 1, pages 293-
Permeation of Race, National Origin and Gender Issues from Initial Law Enforcement
Contact Through Sentencing, The Need for Sensitivity, Equalitarianism and Vigilance in
the Criminal Justice System, American Criminal Law Review, Volume 31, Summer
1994, Number 4, Pages 1153-1175.
Race and National Origin As Influential Factors in Juvenile Detention, The District of
Columbia Law Review, Volume 3, Fall 1995, Number 2, pages 355-369..
Promoting Diversity as the Ultimate Means of Achieving True Equality for All Persons
in the National Federal Bar Journal 2003.
Abolish Peremptory Challenges: Reform Juries to Promote Impartiality, Criminal Justice
Magazine, Section of Criminal Justice, American Bar Association, Fall 2005, Volume 20,
Number 3, pages 26-34.
State Supreme Courts are giving greater emphasis under State Constitutions protecting
individual rights of citizens than are the federal courts under the United States Supreme
Court and its interpretation of the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. See
Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., An Irony – Greater Protection of Individual Rights Now Found in
State Courts, Volume 22, Number 1, Criminal Justice Magazine, pp.20-27 (Spring 2007).
The Use of Informants in Criminal Cases and how this frequently leads to injustices.
See Burnett, Arthur L., The Potential for Injustice in the Use of Informants in the
Criminal Justice System, 37 Southwestern U. L. R. 1079 – 1089 (2008).
Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers, Volume 2, Law and
Government, Chapter 5 – “The Drive to Overcome and Excel, Pages 65-76 (2012).
Juvenile Civil Citation – An Effective Innovation in Reducing Juvenile Crime and
Recidivism, by Laura Lothman and Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., American Bar Association,
Criminal Justice Magazine, Section of Criminal Justice, Volume 34, Summer 2019, pages
America’s New Criminal Justice System Diversion Program, The Community
Acceptance Program, by Scott B. Peterson, Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. and Jonathan A.
Halstuch, Criminal Justice Magazine, Criminal Justice Section, Volume 34, No. 4
Winter 2020, pages 23-25, 2020.
“Up All Night – Practical Wisdom from Mothers and Fathers,” Chapter ”More with
Praise”, Chapter at 74-77. Explanation on how to use praise for good deeds and actions
to counter wrongful conduct of children while growing up to become responsible adults.
Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers in Four Volumes.
Volume Two on Law and Government, Law and Government, Chapter 5, titled “The
Drive to Overcome and Excel, authored by Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. is Chapter 5, pages 65-
78 Published in 2012
Co-author of Book with Dwayne Meeks, a father involved In fatherhood issues and
organizations in Denver, Colorado, titled: “Pieces Never Missing Required in the Life of
a Child” published in 2017 sitting forth our concepts on how to raise children to get them
to excel in education and other activities and become responsible adults and not engaged
in illegal drugs, juvenile delinquent behaviors and criminal type conduct, with me adding
the insight of not only a father raising five (5) children but adding my insights and
experiences of 32 years on the Bench sentencing offenders for crime and reviewing
presentence reports on offenders’ lives and also sitting in Family Court Cases involving
neglect and abuse, termination of parental rights, and adoption for more than a total of 10
Additional Awards and Recognition as a Retired Judge as a Volunteer.
Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who “A Lifetime of Achievement: Our Collection of
prestigious Listees,” Volume 1 with Lead in the Book as “Executive Spotlight”
recognition in 2018..
Recognized in Who’s Who International Registry as Professional of the Year in 2019.
Selected by Pro-Files Magazine, Fourth Edition for its Cover Page as “Longtime
Magistrate Judge Works to Reverse Effects of Drug Abuse in the African-American
Selected by Top 100 Registry – Top 100 Lawyers 2019 for Lifetime Achievement
Selected by the International Association of Top Professionals as Top Judge in 2017, for
Lifetime Achievement in 2018, and in 2019 for Retired Top Judge of the Decade and into
its Hall of Fame on December 7, 2019..