THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES MELVIN WRIGHT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUPERIOR COURT
The President today nominated Melvin R. Wright to serve as a judge on the District of Columbia Superior Court.
Mr. Wright, of Washington, D.C., is a 1977 graduate of the University of the District of Columbia, and a 1981 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. Before attending law school, Mr. Wright was employed by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for nearly ten years in various capacities, including service as a courtroom clerk. Following law school, he clerked for former Superior Court Judge Robert A. Shuker. Mr. Wright then joined the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where he served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1983 until 1986. In 1986, he joined the law firm of Montedonico, Hamilton, and Altman as an associate. He became a partner in 1991.