Judge Bios

Clark, Jeanette Jackson

Appointed: April 5, 2002

Jeanette Jackson Clark, formerly Associate General Counsel in the office of the General Counsel at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA”), will be sworn in as the newest Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on Friday, April 5, 2002 at 4:30 p.m. in the third floor atrium of the H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Rufus G. King, III will preside. Senior Judge Warren R. King of the D.C. Court of Appeals will administer the oath of office.

Ms. Clark, age 54, was born and reared in Washington, D.C. where she graduated from McKinley High School. She received her B.A. degree in History from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. in 1970, an M.S.Ed. from Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1972, and a J.D., cum laude, from Howard University Law School in 1983.

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Clark served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Warren R. King when he was a judge at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. After her clerkship, Ms. Clark was an Associate with the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in the litigation and corporate law departments until 1986. She began her almost fourteen and one-half year tenure with the WMATA in 1986. While at WMATA, Ms. Clark practiced law in the Civil Litigation and General Law sections of the Office of the General Counsel and for two and one-half years served as Special Assistant to a WMATA General Manager. Ms. Clark served as Deputy General Counsel of the District of Columbia Housing Authority from 1996-1997 for eighteen months and afterwards returned to WMATA. During her legal career, Ms. Clark has defended and tried numerous complex civil litigation cases in the Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Her law practice areas primarily included employment and labor law, personal injury, government contracts, and real estate transactions.

Ms. Clark’s appointments include serving as a Committee member and later Chair of a Hearing Committee of the Board on Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. She also served on the Board of Trustees of Trinity College, Washington, D.C. for six years.