Hon. Lloyd Urban Nolan, Jr., is a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Judge Nolan was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. Degree from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1988. After Graduation, he worked in sales and marketing with both the Nabisco and Kraft General Foods companies. He relocated to the D.C. metropolitan area in 1995.
In 1998, Judge Nolan received his Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law. While in law school, Judge Nolan was a member of the Faculty Tenure and Promotions Committee and participated in the D.C. Law Students in Court program. He received the 1998 Patricia Roberts Harris Award, the Black Law Students Association’s “Student of the Year” award, and the Shapiro Public Service Internship Award.
Following law school, Judge Nolan served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Russell F. Canan of the D.C. Superior Court. Judge Nolan then joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where he spent 11 years doing trial work at all levels, from juvenile matters to adult Felony I cases. During his tenure at the Public Defender Service, Judge Nolan also worked in the appellate division, served as a member of the hiring committee, forensic practice group, and chair of the Deborah T. Creek Criminal Practice Institute, which provided training to local criminal practitioners.