The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission has nominated Steven Nathan Berk, Sean Curtis Staples, and Sherry Moore Trafford to fill the vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the retirement of Judge Natalia M. Combs Greene.
The names have been forwarded to President Obama, who has 60 days to fill the vacancy.
Berk is a principal and founder of Berk Law PLLC where he litigates consumer protection issues on behalf of consumers. He also serves as treasurer on the D.C. Bar Board of Governors. Prior to establishing his own firm, Berk was a partner at several firms, served as assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Berk is a graduate of Washington University, the London School of Economics, and Boston College Law School.
Staples serves as the guardian ad litem project director at the Children’s Law Center. Previously, he worked as a clinical professor in the Criminal Division of the District of Columbia Law Students in Court Program; served as an assistant public defender in Fairfax, Virginia; and was a solo practitioner. Staples earned his degrees from Syracuse University and the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Trafford is a staff attorney in the Mental Health Division at the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia. Prior to serving in the Mental Health Division, she was a staff attorney in PDS’ Civil Legal Services Division. Trafford also worked as a staff attorney at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Trafford graduated from Indiana University and Yale Law School.For more information, visit the Judicial Nomination Commission’s Web site at http://jnc.dc.gov or contact the commission’s executive director at 202-879-0478 or email@example.com.