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Judge Diana Harris Epps

Judge Diana Epps is an experienced adjudicator and form Magistrate Judge. Judge Epps worked for the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia in the Juvenile Section. While with the Corporation Counsel, she volunteered as a mentor-tutor to local high school students and served on a city wide-multi-agency committee whose goal was to design and develop alternative community based programs for the District’s juvenile offenders. Judge Epps joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia in 1991, where she had a high-visibility role presiding over urban civil, criminal, and family trial calendars issuing complex written orders, legal findings, conclusions of law and thousands of verbal rulings. As a community prosecutor, Judge Epps worked closely with local and federal Law Enforcement, local community groups and various local government agencies to forge partnerships between those agencies and the residents of the southeast, Anacostia region of the city. A Ward 5 resident, Judge Epps graduated from Cornell University and received her Juris Doctor from the State University of New York.