Judge Claudia A. Crichlow currently serves as an Administrative Law Judge in the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings where she presides over administrative proceeding for various government agencies. Judge Crichlow joined the Office of Administrative Hearings in 2007, after an 18-year career at the District of Columbia Public Defender Service. At the District of Columbia Public Defender Service Judge Crichlow served in many capacities including Deputy Trial Chief, Supervising and Staff Attorney where she represented indigent persons charged with criminal offenses. Judge Crichlow received her undergraduate degree from Hunter College, and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgetown University School of Law.
Judge Crichlow has taught at the Howard University School of Law and Harvard Law School. She has also taught several courses in trial advocacy and administrative law.
Judge Crichlow is also a member of the Judicial Council Division of the Washington Bar Association and has served as a board member of the Washington Bar Association since 2010. She is a current board member of the Woman’s Bar Association Foundation and has also served as a board member of Ayuda and the District of Columbia Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.
Judge Crichlow is also a reading mentor in the Everybody Wins public school reading program.