Judge Bios

AliKhan, Loren L.

Appointed: February 18, 2022

The Honorable Loren L. AliKhan was appointed to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 2022 by President Joe Biden.

Judge AliKhan was born in Baltimore, Maryland. When she was 15, she left high school to attend college. Judge AliKhan received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2003 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2006.

After graduating from law school, Judge AliKhan clerked for the Honorable Louis H. Pollak on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After her clerkships, Judge AliKhan served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Temple Bar Scholar in London, England, where she worked with Lord David Hope of Craighead, then a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

In 2010, Judge AliKhan joined the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group in the Washington office of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. There, she had an active pro bono practice and assisted with the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Clinic at Harvard Law School and in the legal writing program at Yale Law School.

In 2013, Judge AliKhan was appointed as Deputy Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and in 2018, she was elevated to Solicitor General. During her nine years in the District’s Office of the Solicitor General, Judge AliKhan handled nearly 3,000 appeals in the D.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the Supreme Court.

Judge AliKhan is married to Justin Noble. She sits on the boards of the American Inns of Court, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and the Lawyers’ Club of Washington.

The Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge of the DC Court of Appeals administered the oath to Judge AliKhan on the afternoon of February 18, 2022.