Sherri Beatty-Arthur was appointed by Chief Judge Robert E. Morin on July 20, 2020.

Judge Beatty-Arthur has been a practicing attorney since 1999 and is an active participant in the Washington, D.C. legal community. In July 2014, Judge Beatty-Arthur was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge with the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings where she presided over matters in all jurisdictions including Public Benefits, Regulatory Affairs, Rental Housing and Unemployment Insurance.

Prior to Judge Beatty-Arthur’s judicial appointment, Judge Beatty-Arthur served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she focused primarily in the areas of civil rights and labor and employment. Judge Beatty-Arthur then formed the law firm of Arthur & Arthur, PLLC, where she represented clients in family law, employment law and small business development. Also, Mayor Adrian Fenty appointed Judge Beatty-Arthur as the Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Employee Appeals for the District of Columbia. Thereafter, Judge Beatty-Arthur served on the executive team with the District of Columbia Public Defender Service where she advised management on hiring, recruitment, human resources and diversity.

Judge Beatty-Arthur served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. She also served as an adjunct professor at the Howard University School of Law where she taught courses in Torts and Administrative Law, and at the University of Maryland Graduate School of Business where she taught Business Ethics. She also served on the faculty at Prince George’s Community College where she taught Business Law, and Employment Law. Judge Beatty-Arthur is the former Chair of the Washington Bar Association’s Judicial Council, and the 2018 recipient of the Charlotte E. Ray Award from the Greater Washington Area Council of the National Bar Association for her commitment to minority women in the legal community.

Judge Beatty-Arthur is a native Washingtonian. She received her bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics and MBA from the University of Maryland. She earned her law degree from Howard University School of Law. Judge Beatty-Arthur is married to Judge Errol Arthur and has two children. married to Judge Errol Arthur and has two children.