Note: Judgepedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 2 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
Starting on March 2, all Judgepedia content will be contained on For status updates, visit

John McCabe

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John McCabe
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Current Court Information:
District of Columbia Superior Court
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   2012-Present
Preceded by:   James E. Boasberg
Past post:   Family Court Magistrate
Past term:   2002-2012
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Duke University
Law School:   Tulane University Law School

John Francis McCabe, Jr. is an associate judge in the criminal division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.[1] He was appointed to the court by President Barack Obama and sworn in on February 24, 2012.[2][3]


McCabe earned his bachelor of arts in economics from Duke University in 1980 and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 1986.[4][5]


Prior to his appointment as an associate judge, McCabe served the court as a magistrate in the Family Court division since 2002. From 1998 to 2002, McCabe was an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington and before that he was an assistant corporation counsel in the city’s Office of Corporation Counsel.[4]

DC Superior Court nomination

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:John McCabe
 Court:Superior Court of the District of Columbia
 Progress:Confirmed 130 days after nomination.
DefeatedDABA Rating:

John McCabe was nominated to the District of Columbia Superior Court by President Barack Obama. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 18, 2011.[6]

See also

External links


Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C. judicial newsJudicial selection in Washington, D.C.United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia CircuitDistrict of Columbia Court of AppealsSuperior Court of the District of ColumbiaDCTemplate.jpg