Peter Arno Krauthamer is an Associate Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Education and career
Krauthamer earned his Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in 1979, and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1982.
After graduating, Krauthamer worked in the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia as a staff attorney. In 2004, he became the Deputy Director for the Public Defender Service overseeing a staff of 220 people including 110 attorneys.
From 1995 to 2000, Krauthamer was an Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervising Attorney at Howard University School of Law.
D.C. Superior Court
President Barack Obama nominated Krauthamer on July 11, 2011, to a 15-year term as an associate judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to the seat vacated by John Henry Bayly, Jr. On November 8, 2011, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on his nomination and on the following day, November 9, 2011, the Committee reported his nomination favorably to the senate floor. On November 18, 2011, the full Senate confirmed his nomination by voice vote. He was sworn in on April 20, 2012.
Krauthamer has resided in Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, Maryland since 1970. He is married to United States District Court for the District of Columbia judge Tanya Chutkan. They have two sons.