Christopher Costa was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in May 2018, and hears appeals from decisions of numerous government agencies. Prior to his appointment, Judge Costa practiced in various law firms and in federal, state, and local governments. In addition to federal and state courts, Judge Costa has appeared in a variety of administrative tribunals and served in the Drug Enforcement Administration through the U.S. Attorney General’s Honors Program. He has also advocated for clients in mediation and arbitration, contract negotiations, and legislative and regulatory proceedings. Judge Costa earned a J.D. Cum Laude from George Mason University School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Legal Studies and a Dean’s Scholar He is an adjunct professor with the Antonin Scalia Law School and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer having served, from 1994 to 1996, in the Transylvanian region of Romania.
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