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Hon. Sherri Beatty-Arthur

Hon. Sherri Beatty-Arthur has served as a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia since 2020. Before joining the court, she served as an Administrative Law Judge with the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, where she presided over matters in all jurisdictions, including Public Benefits, Regulatory Affairs, Rental Housing and Unemployment Insurance.

Judge Beatty-Arthur previously served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she focused on civil rights and labor and employment. She also served as a Partner in the law firm of Arthur & Arthur, PLLC, where she represented clients in family law, employment law, and small business development. Mayor Adrian Fenty appointed Judge Beatty-Arthur to serve as the Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Employee Appeals for D.C. She also served on the executive team with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she advised management on recruitment and human resources.

Judge Beatty-Arthur is the former Chair of the Washington Bar Association’s Judicial Council and the 2018 recipient of the Charlotte E. Ray Award from the Greater Washington Area Council of the National Bar Association for her commitment to minority women in the legal community.

Judge Beatty-Arthur received her Bachelor of Arts degree and MBA from the University of Maryland. She received her Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law.