President Obama announced three nominees Monday evening to fill vacancies on the District of Columbia Superior Court, including a public defender, magistrate judge and private practice attorney.
Peter Krauthamer, the deputy director for the D.C. Public Defender Service, was nominated to fill retired Judge John Bayly Jr.'s seat.
Krauthamer joined the Public Defender Service in 1983 as a staff attorney and was named chief of the trial division in 1990. From 2000 to 2004, he also served as deputy director for the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency.
Superior Court Magistrate Judge John McCabe Jr. was nominated to fill U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg’s former seat.
McCabe was appointed in 2002 and has served as the deputy presiding magistrate judge since 2010. Prior to his appointment, McCabe was an assistant U.S. attorney from 1998 to 2002, and an attorney with the Office of the Corporation Counsel – now the D.C. attorney general’s office – from 1990 to 1998.
A private practice attorney also made the list. Danya Dayson, an associate at Washington’s O’Toole, Rothwell, Nassau & Steinbach since 2003, was nominated to fill retired Judge Stephanie Duncan-Peters’ position.
Dayson serves on the Domestic Relations and Paternity and Support Subcommittee of the Family Court Implementation Committee and also volunteers in the Superior Court’s Family Court Self Help Center. She is an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law.