About The Chair
In July 2014, Judge Sherri Beatty-Arthur was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge with the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings. Throughout her career, Judge Beatty-Arthur, a native Washingtonian, has demonstrated her long standing commitment to public service, community outreach and mentorship to the legal community and to the greater Washington, D.C. community and its citizens.
Judge Beatty-Arthur was born in Washington, D.C. and she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in Government and Politics. She went on to receive her law degree from Howard University School of Law and her MBA from the University of Maryland.
Judge Beatty-Arthur has been a practicing attorney since 1999 and is an active participant in the Washington, D.C. legal community. Judge Beatty-Arthur’s legal practice has primarily been in the area of civil rights and employment law, and has included legal positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Judge Beatty-Arthur has served as the Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Employee Appeals for the District of Columbia. Judge Beatty-Arthur also spent several years as a partner in the law firm of Arthur & Arthur, PLLC, where she advised clients in family law, employment law and small business development. In addition, Judge Beatty-Arthur served on executive team at the District of Columbia Public Defender Service where she advised management on hirings, recruitment, human resources and diversity.
Judge Beatty-Arthur has been a professor at the University of Maryland and at Prince George’s County Community College where she has taught Business Law, Employment Law, and Critical Race Theory. Judge Beatty-Arthur also headed the Scholarship of Engagement program with encouraged students and faculty towards community engagement and development. Judge Beatty-Arthur has also taught Business Ethics at the University Of Maryland Graduate School Of Business and taught Torts and Administrative Law at Howard University School of Law.
Judge Beatty-Arthur has consistently shown a commitment to diversity and mentorship in the legal community. Judge Beatty-Arthur is the recruitment chair at the Office of Administrative Hearings and serves as mentor with the Washington Bar Association. Judge Beatty-Arthur is also an active participant with the University of Maryland’s Intern for a Day program.
Judge Beatty-Arthur is currently president of the District of Columbia Association for Administrative Law Judiciary. Judge Beatty-Arthur is also an active participant with Washington Bar Association where she has served as an officer with the Judicial Council and served as the Financial Secretary, the Vice Chair, Chair-Elect and Chair. Additionally, Judge Beatty-Arthur is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Notably, in 2018, Judge Beatty-Arthur received the Charlotte E. Ray Award from The Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC) which is an award that is given to women who demonstrate a strong commitment to community involvement, mentorship, advocacy, and excellence in the Metropolitan Washington community.
Judge Beatty-Arthur is married to Magistrate Judge Errol Arthur and has two children, Miles and Layla.
Sherri Beatty-Arthur, Administrative Law Judge
Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Department of Health Care Finance, Health Benefits Exchange, Taxicab Commission and Department of Public Works.