Judge Bios

Cushenberry, Jr., Harold L.

Appointed: January 29, 1986

Harold Cushenberry attended elementary schools in Henderson, North Carolina, and received his secondary education at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. Thereafter he attended Harvard College, graduating with honors in 1972, majoring in economics and political science. After obtaining his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in May 1975, Mr. Cushenberry worked at the Federal Trade Commission from September 1975 until April 1977. Joining the United States Attorney’s Office in 1977, he served in the misdemeanor trial section, the District Court grand jury section, the appellate division, and the felony trial division, including a two-year period in the court’s felony one division. As a supervisor in the United States Attorney’s Office, Harold Cushenberry has served as Deputy Chief of the Felony Trial Division, Deputy Director of Superior Court Operations, and currently serves as the Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. For the last two years, he has also taught criminal procedure as an adjunct professor at Howard University Law School.

Mr. Cushenberry is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, United States Attorney’s Association and the Black Assistants United States Attorney’s Association.

Harold Cushenberry and his wife, Elizabeth H. Noel, Deputy People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia, reside in the District of Columbia with their two children, Erica Noel Cushenberry, age 5, and Catherine Elizabeth Cushenberry, age six months.