First Name: Richard
Middle Name: W.
Last Name: Roberts
Judge Identification Number: 2777
Date of Birth: 1953
Race or Ethnicity: African American
Trial attorney, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1982
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1982-1986
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1986-1988
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1988-1995; principal assistant U.S. attorney, 1993-1995
Chief, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1995-1998
Name of School: Vassar College
Degree year: 1974
Name of School - Second: School for International Training (now SIT Graduate Institute)
Degree - Second: M.I.A.
Degree year - Second: 1975
Name of School - Third: Columbia Law School
Degree - Third: J.D.
Degree year - Third: 1978
Court Name: U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
President Name: William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: Democratic
Commission Date: 06/23/1998
Retirement from Active Service: 03/16/2016