Hon. Denise A. Hinds Roach A’82, L’86 appointed Immigration Judge
United States Attorney General William P. Barr recently appointed Duquesne University and Law School graduate Denise A. Hinds Roach as a United States Immigration Judge.
Prior to her appointment in June of 2020, Judge Hinds Roach served as a family court judge in St. Croix, Virgin Islands from 2012-2019. During her term as a family court judge, she also served as a designated Supreme Court justice on the U.S. Virgin Islands Supreme Court.
Even before ascending to the bench, Judge Hinds Roach had an established career in public service. She worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of the Virgin Islands, in St. Croix, Virgin Islands from 1994-2012. During that time, from 2006 to 2007, she also served as deputy criminal chief. Prior to that time, in 1994 she joined the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice as a assistant attorney general. Judge Hinds Roach was also employed as an assistant solicitor with the Fulton County Solicitor's Office in Atlanta, Georgia from 1991 to 1994.
Judge Hinds Roach is a member of the Georgia State Bar, Pennsylvania State Bar and U.S. Virgin Islands Bar.
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