Lloyd U. Nolan, Jr. was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He has lived in the D.C. metropolitan area for the last 15 years. Mr. Nolan received his B.A. Degree in 1988 from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. After Graduation he then worked the next six years doing sales and marketing with both the Nabisco and Kraft General Food’s companies. In 1998 he received his Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University School of Law. While in law school Judge Nolan was a member of the Faculty Tenure and Promotions Committee, and participated in the D.C. Law Students in Court program representing indigent clients in a variety of legal matters. In addition while in law school Judge Nolan received both the Shapiro Public Service Internship Award, and the Patricia Roberts Harris Award, the Black Law Students Associations student of the year award in 1998.
Upon graduating from George Washington University in 1998, Judge Nolan obtained a judicial clerkship position with the Honorable Russell F. Canan of the Superior Court. In that capacity he worked on a variety of domestic relations and drug court issues.
Judge Nolan then joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia where he spent the past 11 years doing trial work on all levels from Juvenile criminal matters through the most serious adult felony one criminal cases. While with the public defender service Judge Nolan also did a rotation in the appellate division where he had an opportunity to argue cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Judge Nolan while at the Public Defender Service was a member of the hiring committee, the forensic practice group and a former chair of the Deborah T. Creek Criminal Practice Institute which provided training to local criminal practitioners.
Judge Nolan is married to Dr. Pamela Carter-Nolan, Associate Dean of Medical Education at the Howard University College of Medicine and has two sons Avery age 11 and Jerrod age 9.