B.A., J.D., Yale University
John M. Campbell is a judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Appointed by President Clinton in 1997, he has served in Civil, Criminal, Domestic Violence, Juvenile, and Child Abuse and Neglect assignments. Before his appointment to the bench, he was a public corruption prosecutor for 13 years, serving most recently as chief of the Public Corruption/Government Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. He received his B.A. from
Yale College in 1975, and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1981, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, he clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He then worked as an associate at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., before joining the Justice Department.