D.C. Bar President

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Charles R. Lowery Junior
D.C. Bar, President

Charles R. Lowery JuniorCharles Lowery serves as the Senior Policy Director for the National Housing Conference since March of 2023. Charles is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts and is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. Economics with Honors) and the University of Michigan Law School.

Lowery has served the D.C. Bar in many capacities, including as co-chair of the District of Columbia Affairs Community, treasurer of the Bar, and member of the Board of Governors.

“I ran on a platform of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; access to justice; and increasing access for new Bar members. I think that there’s a lot of work that the Bar can do in the diversity, equity, and inclusion area. We must continue the D.C. Bar’s leadership to increase access to justice by all District residents,” Lowery added. “Finally, I am thrilled to now be able to officially promote the Bar's great resources and help connect those resources to our Bar members.”

Lowery brings a wealth of experience to the Bar. As Director, Legislative Policy & External Affairs for New American Funding, he managed government relations and stakeholder outreach and directed the New American Dream Initiative to increase Black homeownership.

He has also served as the Director of State Regulatory Relations for Ocwen Financial Corporation, where he interacted with state regulatory representatives and industry groups by forging strong relationships and ensuring effective communication channels with state-based stakeholders. Previously, Charles served for five years in different roles at the NAACP, including Interim Senior Director of the National Economic Department, where he managed the role of the NAACP in the economic area, and Director of Fair Lending and Inclusion, where he oversaw compliance with the NAACP’s Responsible Mortgage Lending Principles and coordinated the role of the NAACP regarding national issues in the mortgage lending and consumer financial services arenas.  His experience in the mortgage and consumer financial services areas includes five years as Policy Counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending; two years as Acting Director of Military Saves, a program co-sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Consumer Federation of America; and seven years as General Counsel and Legal Counsel with the D.C. Department of Banking and Financial Institutions.