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
In Re Pearl Robinson; Bruce E. Gardner 
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-PR-1177
In Re Jay S. Weiss
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-BG-803
Crescent Bank & Trust v. Annie Jones-Bey
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-CV-280, 18-CV-776
Sium v. Office of State Superintendent of Education
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-CV-872
Niles v. DC DOES and WAMATA
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-AA-479
In Re Monique A. Tovar
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-BG-37
In Re Michael G. Hoehn
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-BG-901
Iledare v. United States
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-CM-982
Bolton v. United States
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 14-CF-130
Atencio v. United States
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-CM-841
Roebuck v. District of Columbia Office on Aging
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-CV-246
United States v. Nelson
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-CO-53
Woodruff v. Cunningham
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-CV-309
In re John F. Lakin
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-BG-486
In re Lawrence J. Song
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-BG-661
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