Reggie B. Walton
Judge Walton graduated from the Washington College of Law in 1974. As a student he participated in the Law Students in Court Program.
He assumed his position as a United States District Judge for the District of Columbia in 2001 after being nominated to the position by President George W. Bush. In May 2007, Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Judge Walton to serve as a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and in February 2013, the Chief Justice elevated Judge Walton to the position of Chief Judge of that same court. He was also appointed by President Bush in 2004 to serve as the Chairperson of the National Prison Rape Reduction Commission.
In 2000 he was presented with the North Star Award, and in 1999 he was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Washington College of Law. Judge Walton is one of 14 judges profiled in the book, Black Judges on Justice: Perspectives from the Bench, which is the first effort to assess the judicial perspectives of prominent African-American judges in the United States. Judge Walton is an instructor in the Harvard University Law School's Advocacy Workshop and a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. He is active in the DC community, serving as a "Big Brother" and frequently speaking at local schools concerning drugs, crime, and personal responsibility.