District of Columbia Court of Appeals Decisions

In 1970, Congress established the District of Columbia Court of Appeals as the highest court of the District of Columbia. The court consists of a chief judge and eight associate judges, as well as some senior judges, who are retired judges who have been recommended and approved to assist the court.

The D.C. Court of Appeals is the District’s equivalent of a state supreme court. As the court of last resort in D.C., the Court of Appeals is authorized to review all final orders, judgments, and specified interlocutory orders of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Court of Appeals also has jurisdiction to review contested case decisions of administrative agencies, boards, and commissions of the District of Columbia government, as well as to answer questions of law certified by federal and state appellate courts. As authorized by Congress, the Court reviews proposed rules of the Superior Court and promulgates its own rules. The Court also oversees attorneys who are members of its Bar.

Browse Opinions From the District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Recent Decisions From the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Simms v. United States
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 17-CM-1137
In re Miller
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-BG-690
In re Oehman
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 21-BG-3
Gaskins v. United States
Date: January 14, 2021
Docket Number: 19-CM-435
Turner v. District of Columbia office of Human Rights, et al.
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-CV-0699
Turner v. District of Columbia office of Human Rights, et al.
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-CV-699
In re Taylor
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-BG-487
In re Brammer, Jr.
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-BG-552
In re Wilkins, Jr.
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-BG-617
In re Diercks
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-BG-659
Baker v. United States
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 18-CM-741
Lott v. Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-AA-963
Johnson v. Bd. of Dentistry
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-AA381
Kolowski v. District of Columbia
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-CV-783
Pharr v. United States
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-CO-63
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