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Superior Court Names Jorge M. Vila Magistrate Judge

June 27, 2017

D.C. Superior Court

D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Robert E. Morin announced that the D.C. Superior Court’s Board of Judges has appointed Jorge M. Vila to the Magistrate Judge opening.

Vila has been a member of the D.C. Bar for 9 years and a member of the Council for Child Abuse and Neglect Panel since 2010, handling more than ninety cases in the District. Through these cases, Vila has represented parents charged with abuse and neglect, in addition to private adoption and custody matters.

Vila has worked as an investigator and attorney on the Criminal Justice Agency Panel, as well. He received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Puerto Rico and earned his J.D. at InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico. He was a law clerk at the Superior Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and went on to do defense work at the Public Defender’s Office in Caguas, Puerto Rico where he represented individuals charged with felonies, litigating more than a dozen jury and bench trials and successfully negotiated hundreds of plea agreements.

Vila has also been heavily involved with the Latin-American Youth Center, giving lectures to families from the community concerning child abuse prevention. He is also an active member of the Friends of the Court Board, a group that supports the Adoption Day Celebration, Back to School Bash and other community events.

Vila was sworn in to the D.C. Superior Court on June 26, 2017.