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Bruce Stephan Mencher

Bruce Stephan Mencher, American judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1960, United States Supreme Court 1964.


  • Mencher, Bruce Stephan was born on May 21, 1935 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Emanuel and Bertha Miriam (Robbin) Mencher.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, George Washington University, 1957. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1960.


    • General attorney Office General Counsel, Department Agriculture, 1960—1961. Assistant Corporate Counsel for District of Columbia, 1961—1967. Attorney-adviser Office General Counsel, Bureau for Africa, Agency for International Development, 1967—1969.

      Partner Wilkes & Artis, Washington, 1969—1975. Associate judge Superior Court District of Columbia, 1975—1991, senior judge, since 1991, presiding judge Family division, 1988—1990. Professorial lecturer law George Washington University National Law Center, 1982-1983.

      Lecturer criminal justice National Cathedral School/St. Albans School, 1985. Faculty advisor National Judicial College, 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1960, United States Supreme Court 1964.


    • Assistant research editor George Washington Law Review, 1959-1960. Contributor articles to law reviews and Bar journals.


    Member general alumni governor board George Washington University, 1972-1980. Board directors National Child Support Enforcement Association, 1994-1997, The Washington Savoyards Ltd., 1991-1996, Trinity Chamber Orchestra, since 2001. Member American Bar Association, Bar Association District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar, George Washington Law Association (executive committee 1972-1977), The Barristers (executive committee 1981), George Washington American Inn of Court (president 1999—-2000, Phi Delta Phi (president Barrister Inn 1974-1975).


    • Married Janet Patricia Whitfield, November 24, 1974. Children by previous marriage: Sean Robbin, Marc Nadzo.
    • father: Emanuel Mencher
    • mother: Bertha Miriam (Robbin) Mencher
    • spouse: Janet Patricia Whitfield
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