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Arthur Louis Burnett, Sr., American judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1958, United States District Court Maryland 1963, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.


Sr., Arthur Louis Burnett, was born on March 15, 1935 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States. Son of Robert Louis and Lena Victoria (Bumbry) B.


Bachelor summa cum laude, Howard University, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1958. Graduate, Federal Executive Institute, 1978.


Attorney General's Honor Program attorney fraud section criminal division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1958, attorney to acting deputy chief general crimes section, 1960-1965. Special assistant United States attorney, Baltimore and East St. Louis, Illinois, 1961-1963. Assistant United States attorney District of Columbia, 1965-1968.

Legal adviser, general counsel District of Columbia Department Metropolitan Police, 1968-1969. United States magistrate United States District Court, Washington, 1969-1975. Assistant general counsel legal advisory division United States Civil Service Commission, 1975-1978.

Associate general counsel Office of Personnel Management, 1979-1980. United States magistrate United States District Court District of Columbia, 1980-1987. Judge Superior Court District of Columbia, 1987-1998, senior judge, since 1998.

Faculty Federal Judicial Center, since 1970, National Judicial College, since 1974. National executive director National African American Drug Policy Coalition, since 2004. Judge-in-residence Children's Defense Fund, 1998-2004.

Program chairman annual meeting National Conference Special Court Judges, Washington, 1973, chairman elect, acting chairman, 1974-1975, chairman, 1975. Program chairman annual meeting National Council United States Magistrates, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1974, president, 1983-1984. Program participant District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference, 1974, United States Court Claims Judicial Conference, 1979.

Adjunct professor Columbus School Law, Catholic University American, 1997—2008, School Law Howard University, since 1998.


Board directors Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Washington, 2000—2003, National Association for Children of Alcoholics, since 2000, secretary, since 2010. Board directors National Council Alchoholism & Drug Dependency, 2010. Member American Bar Association (Franklin N. Flaschner judicial award as outstanding judge on court of special jurisdiction 1985, council administrative law and regulatory practice section 1987-1990, liaison representative of administrative law and regulatory practice section to administrative conference of the United States 1990-1994, JAD task force on improving opportunities for minorities (now called standing committee on minorities in judiciary) 1988-1904, 05-, judge Edward R. Finch Law Day United States of America Speech award 1991, assistant secretary 1991-1993, chair civil right and employment discrimination committee 1992-1995, secretary administrative law and regulatory practice 1993-1995, chairman CJS committee on criminal rules and evidence 1993-1997, standing committee on substance abuse 1995-1999, advisory committee substance abuse since 2005, chair since 2010, standing committee unmet legal needs of children 2003-2006, co-chairman editorial board Criminal Justice Magazine 1997-2000, State Justice Initiatives award 2002, Spirit Excellence award 2005), Federal Bar Association (section coordinator 1987-1988, chairman federal litigation section 1984-1985, deputy chairman section administration of justice 1983-1984, chairman standing committee on United States magistrate, chairman section administration of justice 1983-1984, 95-97, president District of Columbia chapter 1984-1985, chairman professional ethics committee 1991-1993, chairman audit committee 1999-2006, Distinguished Service award 1978, President's award 1994, Earl Kintner award 2002), Washington Bar Association (chairman judicial council 2000-2001, Ollie Mae Cooper award 1997), National Bar Association (chairman community and youth action committee judicial council 1995-2006, chairman professional ethics committee, judicial council assistant secretary, The President's award 1996, Raymond Pace Alexander award, 2004, E. Francis Stradford award, 2004, President's award, 2005, 06, 09, International Community Corrections Association Judicial award 2006), Bar Association District of Columbia, District of Columbia Unified Bar, American Judicature Society, American Judges Association (sec-treasurer Prettyman-Leventhal Inn of Court Washington 1991-1994, president 1994-1995), Phi Beta Kappa, Omega Psi Phi.

Fellow American Bar. Association Foundation.


  • Other Interests

    Farming, writing.


Married Ann Lloyd, May 14, 1960. Children: Darnellena, Arthur Louis II, Darryl, Darlisa, Dionne.