AG Racine Announces Appointment of OAG Lawyers Charmetra Parker and Philip Medley as D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judges

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that Superior Court of the District of Columbia Chief Judge Anita Josey-Herring has chosen two Office of Attorney General (OAG) lawyers Charmetra Parker and Philip Medley, to serve as Magistrate Judges on the court.

“While my colleagues and I will miss two valued team members, I am proud that their excellence is being recognized and rewarded with their appointments to the D.C. Superior Court,” said AG Racine. “Both Charmetra and Philip have served the District with distinction for many years. Charmetra has been a fierce advocate for some of our most vulnerable residents—abused and neglected children. Philip has expertly handled some of OAG’s most complex cases and zealously defended the District. Both are model public servants and will no doubt apply their exceptional knowledge of the law as Magistrate Judges.”

Ms. Parker has worked at OAG for seventeen years, most recently as a Section Chief in OAG’s Family Services Division. As section chief, she has represented OAG at various committees including most recently leading the Superior Court’s Education subcommittee and representing FSD on the multi-disciplinary team affiliated with Safe Shores, the DC Children’s Advocacy Center. She began her career with OAG as a line attorney in that Division where she handled trial matters before magistrate and associate judges in the Family Division of the D.C. Superior Court, including matters involving Unaccompanied Refugee Minors. Before being promoted to Section Chief in 2014, Ms. Parker handled appeals involving family matters for a year as an attorney in the Office of Solicitor General.

Mr. Medley has worked at OAG for ten years, most recently as an Assistant Attorney General in OAG’s Civil Litigation Division and previously in OAG’s Child Support Services Division. Mr. Medley has effectively defended the District of Columbia and its employees in both the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the D.C. Superior Court. Mr. Medley has served as a member of the D.C. Superior Court’s Civil Jury Instructions Committee and as a member, co-chair, and vice-chair of the Steering Committee for the Family Law Community of the D.C. Bar. He has also served as a mentor to District youth through the Thurgood Marshall Academy Mentor Program and the Everybody Wins D.C. Shared Reading Program. 

The Superior Court handles all local trial matters, including civil, criminal, family court, probate, tax, landlord-tenant, small claims, and traffic cases.


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