Monday, August 11, 2008
Current Title: Associate judge, Criminal Division, D.C. Superior Court
Education: B.A., University of Maryland; J.D., George Washington University National Law Center
Experience: After law school, Satterfield clerked for D.C. Superior Court Judge Paul R. Webber III. In 1984, Satterfield was appointed an assistant U.S. attorney for the District. He joined the law firm of Sachs, Greenebaum and Taylor in 1988. In 1991, he returned to the Department of Justice as a trial attorney in the organized crime and racketeering section. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush appointed Satterfield to the bench. In 1998, he was named presiding judge of the domestic violence unit. In 2001, he was named presiding judge of the court's family division. Satterfield sits on the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration, the policymaking body of the District courts.