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Selwyn Walters

Selwyn Walters (Director)

Selwyn Walters is a United States Administrative Law Judge in the Bronx, New York. Prior to this appointment, Selwyn was Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge, where he assisted the Chief Judge with the development of short- and long-range management plans to ensure the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the administrative court, and managed five Assistant Deputy Chief judges with a total combined staff of over one hundred.


Selwyn’s previous positions included Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge in the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), where he managed judges and support staff, served as legislative liaison, and was a member of the executive management team. He also served as Project Manager for the consolidation of three OAH offices in the Seattle region. He had managerial oversight and overall responsibility for consolidating the Everett and Seattle Social and Health Services, and Seattle Employment Security Offices into a single Seattle OAH office.


Because Selwyn believes justice must be accessible to all persons, he volunteered his time assisting in the development of a manual entitled First in Touch. The purpose of the manual is to provide current, useful, and in-depth information about the hearing process. The First in Touch manual was developed under his five-year tenure as an administrative law judge in Olympia, Washington. Selwyn’s background also includes Rules Coordinator, Washington State Department of Labor and Industry; staff attorney for the Commerce and Labor Committee of the Washington State House of Representatives where he drafted legislation. He was of counsel at Frazer & Williams law firm in St. Thomas.


Selwyn received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences at the College of the Virgin Islands, graduating with honors in political science and history. His Juris Doctorate was from Frederic G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, where he was also Vice Chairman of the Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board, and Constitutional Law Teaching Fellow.


Selwyn is delighted to bring this well-rounded legal background to The LOFT’s board of directors, and has specific training in budgeting, developing clear and usable policy and regulation, general supervision and oversight, and Strategic Leadership. Selwyn and his partner, Gary, live in White Plains.