Women’s History Month – Tyrona T. DeWitt
Tyrona T. DeWitt
UDC Alum: Magistrate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Tyrona T. DeWitt was sworn in as a Magistrate Judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on October 31, 2016. Prior to her appointment, Judge DeWitt worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Family Services Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Judge DeWitt worked in the Child Protection Section of the Family Services Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia since 2004. She litigated cases concerning the abuse and neglect of children with related adoptions, termination proceedings and guardianship matters.
DeWitt was born and raised in New Jersey. In 1997, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Rutgers University. She relocated to the District of Columbia in 1999 to attend the University of the District of Columbia, David A Clarke School of Law, where she served as managing editor of the District of Columbia Law Review. She was the recipient of the Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award. After graduating summa cum laude with a J.D. in 2002, Judge DeWitt clerked for the Honorable Judith Bartnoff of the D.C. Superior Court from 2002 to 2003.
In 2012, she completed a six-month rotation in the Mental Health Section of the Office of the Attorney General, where she addressed petitions related to mental health issues.
Judge DeWitt also has been certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist in the District of Columbia.
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