Howard University


Co-Teach Trial Advocacy/Civil

The Honorable Erik P. Christian Associate Judge, District of Columbia Superior Court Washington, D.C.

Judge Christian was born and raised in the District of Columbia. Judge Christian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science, magna cum laude from Howard University in 1982, where he was elected in his junior year as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and later inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha. In 1986, Judge Christian received his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Following law school, Judge Christian served as an attorney with the law firm of Webster and Fredrickson, and as a judicial law clerk in the D.C. Superior Court for the Honorable Judge Annice M. Wagner.

In 1989, Judge Christian was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, where he was appointed as a Supervisory Assistant and as a prosecutor for homicide and complex criminal cases. In 1995, Judge Christian was appointed First Assistant United States Attorney, second-in-command for the District of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In 1999, Judge Christian was appointed Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, and Legal Counsel to D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, where he served until his appointment in 2001, as an Associate Judge in D.C. Superior Court. As a Superior Court Judge, Judge Christian has presided over Felony I and II Criminal cases, Domestic Violence, and District of Columbia cases and Traffic Cases. Judge Christian presently presides over a Civil II calendar.

Judge Christian has served as an instructor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Professional Development and Training Programs, as well as an instructor for the National Institute in Trial Advocacy (NITA) Georgetown University Law Center. Judge Christian presently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law, and the Howard University School of Law.


updated: July 27, 2015