Office of Administrative Law Judges - Overview


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Adminis​tr​ative Law Judges​​

Honorable Stephen R. Woody
Chief Judge​
Washington, DC

Honorable V. Stuart Couch
Washington, DC

Honorable Alisa M. Tapia 
Arlington, Texas​

Honorable Darrell L. Fun
Denver, CO​

​​​Chief ​Judge Stephen R. Woody (left), Judge V. Stuart Couch,
Judge Darrell L. Fun, and Judge Alisa M. Tapia​​

​Read the Judges Biographies

​​ ​Circuit A​ssignments​​

​​Cases in Alaska and Hawaii will be rotated among judges.
Emergencies ill be assigned across circuits based on availability

Circuit I: Washington, DC - Chief Judge Woody​
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia ​

Circuit II: Washington, DC - Judge Couch
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia​

Circuit III: San Antonio, TX - Judge Tapia
Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin

​​Circuit IV: Denver, CO - Judge Fun
 Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming​​​​


Director, John DeLisi​

Case Manager, Cresence Birder

Attorney Advisor, Katy Primosch 

Attorney Advisor, Chad Mayer

​Paralegal Specialist, Marissa Moe​

Paralegal Specialist, Vacant

​Mission Support Specialist, Vacant

Case Managment Analyst, Karen Marquess

Legal Assistant (Hearings), Audrey Moores

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