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President Obama Nominates Judge Kimberley S. Knowles to Serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Judge Kimberley S. Knowles to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
“I am pleased to nominate Judge Kimberley S. Knowles to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia,” said President Obama. “I am confident she will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
Judge Kimberley S. Knowles: Nominee for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Kimberley S. Knowles is a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Since her appointment in 2010, she has served in the Domestic Violence Branch and in the Criminal Division, presiding over misdemeanor trials and preliminary hearings. Before taking the bench, Knowles spent thirteen years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, where she earned numerous special achievement awards. Beginning in 2004, she served as the Deputy Chief of the office’s Sex Offense/Domestic Violence Section, where she supervised a team of attorneys who prosecuted cases involving domestic violence, sexual abuse of adults and children, and child physical abuse. Knowles received her B.A. from Cornell University and earned her law degree from the Howard University School of Law. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Eric T. Washington, then-Associate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.