Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Washington, DC, United States

Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby was appointed to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in August 2006. Prior to her appointment, Judge Blackburne-Rigsby served as a Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 2000-2006, and served as a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court from 1995-2000. Judge Blackburne-Rigsby joined the District of Columbia Office of the Corporation Counsel (now Office of the Attorney General), in 1992, where she served as Special Counsel to the Corporation Counsel. She was an associate at the law firm Hogan and Hartson from 1987-1992. Judge Blackburne-Rigsby is a 1987 graduate of Howard University School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Duke University. Judge Blackburne-Rigsby has taught Trial Advocacy at the Harvard Law School and Professional Responsibility as an Adjunct Professor at the David A. Clarke School of Law, University of District of Columbia. She has held various offices and has been a member of several community, bar and judicial organizations, including the U.S. National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ). She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Managerial Trustees for the IAWJ. Judge Blackburne-Rigsby has received awards for her legal, judicial, and community service. Judge Blackburne-Rigsby is married to Judge Robert Rigsby of the District of Columbia Superior Court, also a Colonel and Military Judge in the United States Army Reserves. They live in Washington, DC with their son, Julian.