Hon. Lloyd U. Nolan, Jr. is a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Superior Court). Since joining the court in 2010, he has served in the Civil, Criminal, and Domestic Violence Divisions and currently serves as the Deputy Presiding Magistrate Judge.
Before joining the court, Judge Nolan served at 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. He also worked in the appellate division, serving 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.
Judge Nolan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from American International College and his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law. While in law school, he 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. After law school, Judge Nolan served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Russell F. Canan on the Superior Court.