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Hon. Judith E. Pipe

Hon. Judith E. Pipe is a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Superior Court). Since her appointment in January of 2020, Judge Pipe has served in the Domestic Violence Division and Criminal Division, presiding over criminal and civil matters.

Before her appointment, Judge Pipe was an attorney in the Trial Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. For twelve years, as a staff attorney, she represented hundreds of individuals charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanors to homicides. Judge Pipe was sole or chief counsel in dozens of jury and bench trials in Superior Court. As a supervisor in the Trial Division, she directly supervised and trained multiple attorneys at the Public Defender Service and conducted various trainings for the defense community. During a period of restructuring, Judge Pipe served on the Drug Court committee for Superior Court. In this role, she helped redesign the program into a nationally recognized Drug Court program.

Judge Pipe graduated cum laude from American University with a major in Criminal Justice and Psychology and obtained her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.