THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES HIRAM E. PUIG-LUGO TO THE SUPERIOR COURT AND STEPHEN H. GLICKMAN AND ERIC T. WASHINGTON TO THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The President today nominated Hiram E. Puig-Lugo to serve a fifteen-year term on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Stephen H. Glickman to serve a fifteen-year term on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and Eric T. Washington to serve a fifteen-year term on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Hiram E. Puig-Lugo, of Washington, D.C., has served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, of the United States Department of Justice since 1996. From 1988 to 1996, he worked as a Staff Attorney at the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Puig-Lugo served as the Deputy Chief of the Trial Division of the Public Defender Service. In 1996, he served as an Instructor for the Judicial Reform Project of El Salvador. Additionally, Mr. Puig-Lugo has served as an adjunct law instructor at The American University's Washington College of Law. Mr. Puig-Lugo graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1984, and from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1988.
Mr. Stephen H. Glickman, of Washington, D.C., served as the managing partner from 1991 - 1998 at Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker, L.L.P., a Washington, D.C. law firm. From 1990 to 1993, he was Chair of the ABA's Grand Jury and Pretrial Procedures Committee, Criminal Justice Section. Mr. Glickman clerked for Judge Joseph Bogdanaski of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1973 to 1974, taught briefly at Yale University in 1974, and then worked as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission from 1974 to 1976. He moved to the D.C. Public Defender Service in 1976, serving until 1980, when he began practicing law at Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker, L.L.P. Mr. Glickman graduated from Cornell University in 1969, and from Yale Law School in 1973.
Judge Eric T. Washington, of Washington, D.C., is currently an Associate Judge on the District of Columbia Superior Court, where he has served since May of 1995. From 1990 to 1995, Judge Washington served as a partner with the Washington D.C. firm of Hogan & Hartson. Immediately prior, he was employed as Principal Deputy D.C. Corporation Counsel. From 1985 to 1987, and from 1979 to 1982, Judge Washington was an associate with the Washington D.C. branch of Fulbright & Jaworski. From 1983 to 1985, he served as Legislative Director and Counsel to Congressman Michael Andrews. Judge Washington received his J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1979 and his B.A. degree from Tufts University in 1976.