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President Obama Nominates Judge William Ward Nooter to Serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama nominated Judge William Ward Nooter to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

“I am pleased to nominate Judge William Ward Nooter to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia,” said President Obama.  “I am confident he will serve with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”

Judge William Ward Nooter:  Nominee for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

William Ward Nooter is a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  Since his appointment in 2000, he has served in the Criminal and Civil Divisions, the Domestic Violence Unit and the Family Court.  He is currently the Presiding Magistrate Judge and serves on the Chief Judge’s Judicial Leadership Team.  Prior to his appointment to the Court, Judge Nooter worked at the law firm Jordan Coyne & Savits LLP, and from 1982 to 1989, he served as a trial attorney with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (formerly known as the Office of Corporation Counsel), defending the District of Columbia in numerous civil actions in the local and federal courts.  Judge Nooter began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Tim Murphy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  Judge Nooter earned his B.A. from St. John’s College and his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School.