John P. Howard, III

Associate Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Adjunct Professor of Law

Judge Howard was appointed to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on February 15, 2022. He has previously served as an administrative law judge at the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, the District’s central panel, and the D.C. Commission on Human Rights, the District’s administrative civil rights tribunal. Prior to judicial service, Judge Howard practiced in the Washington, D.C. Office of a large corporate law firm and was a trial attorney in private practice in Houston, Texas.

Judge Howard is a graduate of Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He clerked for the Hon. David C. Simmons (Ret.), Chief Judge of the D.C. Human Rights Commission, and for the Hon. Alexander Williams, Jr. (Ret.) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.