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Hon. John P. Howard, III

Hon. John P. Howard, III, is an Administrative Law Judge with the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings (“OAH”), where he hears claims involving roughly two-dozen District Government Agencies. Prior to joining OAH, Judge Howard served as an Administrative Law Judge with the D.C. Commission on Human Rights, where he adjudicated discrimination claims in the areas of employment, housing, education, and public accommodations. He has served on several court committees at OAH, including Court Management and Technology. He is President of the D.C. Association of the Administrative Law Judiciary and an officer of the Washington Bar Association Judicial Council. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Earlier in his career, Judge Howard practiced law at an international corporate law firm and independently as a trial lawyer. Judge Howard was recognized by the American Bar Association as one of the top 40 young lawyers in America in 2017 and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a graduate of Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center, where he attended as an Opportunity Scholar. He clerked for Chief Judge David C. Simmons (Ret.) of the D.C. Commission on Human Rights and the Honorable Alexander Williams, Jr. (Ret.) on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.