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Former Public Defender to be Sworn in as Superior Court Associate Judge

April 13, 2012

 - Life-long DMV resident to join DC Superior Court bench - 
WHAT: Investiture of Peter Krauthamer 
WHEN: Friday, April 20th at 4:00 pm 
WHERE: Third Floor Atrium, Moultrie Courthouse  500 Indiana Ave, NW 
WHO: Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield, presiding   Judge Robert Wilkins, US District Court – DC, speaker   Judge Milton Lee, oath of office
The investiture of Judge Peter A. Krauthamer will take place on Friday, April 20, 2012 in the Third Floor Atrium of the Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.   
Judge Krauthamer has resided in the District of Columbia and Silver Spring, Maryland since 1970. He graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in 1979, and a Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law in 1982.  
After graduating from law school, Judge Krauthamer began his career as a staff attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) in 1983. While at PDS, Judge Krauthamer handled juvenile delinquency cases, adult misdemeanors and tried numerous felony cases, including serious and complex felony one cases. During his tenure at PDS, Judge Krauthamer served as Deputy Chief of the Trial Division in 1988, Trial Chief in 1990, and Training Director in 1992. He joined the Federal Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia from 1994 to 1995, and then joined the Howard University School of Law Faculty as an Assistant Professor where he taught Evidence and also served as a Clinical Supervising Attorney for the Criminal Justice Clinic from 1995 to 2000. Thereafter, Judge Krauthamer served as Deputy Director for the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency until 2004 when he rejoined PDS as its Deputy Director until his judicial appointment.  
Judge Krauthamer is married to Tanya Chutkan and they have two sons. 

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