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Frederick H. Weisberg

Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Judge Frederick H. Weisberg was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1977, reappointed in 1992 and 2007. Before becoming a judge, he was a staff attorney with the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, and was Chief of its Appellate Division from 1974 to 1977. Judge Weisberg received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and an LL.M degree in Urban Law from New York University Law School, during which time he also worked as a lawyer in New York City in the VISTA anti-poverty program. Judge Weisberg has served in all Divisions of the Superior Court and is currently assigned to a Civil I calendar. Previously, he was the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division. Judge Weisberg serves as the Chairman of the District of Columbia Sentencing Commission. He has lectured and taught at several other law schools, including annually at the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop.