Judge Erik Patrick Christian was appointed as Associate Judge for the District of Columbia Superior Court in July 2001. Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Christian served as Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, and as Legal Counsel for the Mayor of the District of Columbia. He has also distinguished himself as being appointed First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and as a Supervisor and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Homicide Section in the U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.
Judge Christian has served as 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 Law Center. Judge Christian graduated from Howard University, B.A., 1982 and Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1986.