Appointment of OHA Judges

By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of Interior by law, including the United States Constitution Article II, Section 2, Clause 2, Secretary David L. Bernhardt appointed the following individuals in the Office of Hearings and Appeals:
Effective April 26, 2020:

  • Jason A. Hill, Chief Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Land Appeals
  • Steven J. Lechner, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Land Appeals
  • John R. Payne, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Probate Hearings Division
  • Kenneth A. Dalton, Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Indian Appeals
  • Veronica I. Larvie, Administrative Law Judge, Departmental Cases Hearings Division
  • Christopher D. Prandoni, Administrative Law Judge, Departmental Cases Hearings Division

Effective December 6, 2020:

  • Laura Brown, Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Land Appeals

Effective May 10, 2020 to May 10, 2021:

  • Matthew Ballenger, Acting Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Land Appeals
  • Laura Brown, Acting Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Land Appeals
  • John Henson, Acting Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Land Appeals
  • Haninah Levine, Acting Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Land Appeals

Effective January 17, 2021 to January 17, 2023:

  • Gregg D. Renkes, Administrative Judge, Interior Board of Land Appeals

Effective January 17, 2021:

  • Courtney Allensworth Esposito, Indian Probate Judge, Probate Hearings Division
  • David Armstrong, Indian Probate Judge, Probate Hearings Division
  • Paul M. Kienzle III, Indian Probate Judge, Probate Hearings Division
  • Roderick Ventura, Indian Probate Judge, Probate Hearings Division
  • Daniel Vis, Indian Probate Judge, Probate Hearings Division

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