Judge Bios

Alprin, Geoffrey

Appointed: January 7, 1983

Born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1939, Mr. Alprin received his A.B. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961 and his LL.B. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1964, where he was Managing Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. After graduation from Georgetown, he became Law Clerk at-large to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and in 1965 was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, serving during his tenure in the General Sessions, Appellate, Grand Jury and Criminal Divisions. From 1968 to 1970, Mr. Alprin was associated with the law firm of Sachs, Greenebaum and Frohlich, representing clients in a wide range of civil and criminal matters. In 1970, he was appointed Deputy General Counsel, and in 1971 General Counsel, for the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, a post in which he remained until late 1973. In September 1973, he became Assistant Director of the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice in charge of the office which handled the Institute’s $21 million extramural research budget. In April 1977, Mr. Alprin was chosen to become Deputy Corporation Counsel in charge of the Criminal Division of the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, a position he has held until his appointment to the Superior Court.

Mr. Alprin lives in Northwest Washington with his wife, Linda Ann Alprin, his son, Scott and his daughters, Katherine and Rebecca. His father, The Honorable Jacob J. Alprin, is a recently retired judge of the Family Court of the State of Rhode Island.