Comment on Candidates for Senior Judge Status, Associate Judge Reappointment

February 13, 2017

The D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure is reviewing the qualifications of the following D.C. Court of Appeals and D.C. Superior Court judges: 

Judge John M. Ferren 
Judge Robert R. Rigsby 

Judge Ferren is seeking a recommendation for reappointment as a senior judge and Judge Rigsby is seeking reappointment to another 15-year term as an associate judge.  

The Commission invites comments from the bench, bar, and the general public regarding the qualifications of the two judges to continue their judicial service. Comments may be submitted in writing to the Commission’s office at 515 Fifth Street, N.W., Room 246, Washington, D.C. 20001, or via email at

In addition, comments may be submitted by an online survey available on the Commission’s website, or by using direct links for each judge. Comment online for Judge Ferren, or comment online for Judge Rigsby.

All comments must be received by Monday, March 27. The identity of any person submitting comments will be kept confidential, unless the commenter authorizes the disclosure of his or her name. Contact the Commission’s executive director, Cathaee J. Hudgins for more information, or to request a hard copy of the survey, at 202-727-1363 or