THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN M. MOTT TO THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The President yesterday announced his intention to nominate John M.
Mott to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
John M. Mott, of the District of Columbia, currently serves as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Section of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. He also manages the daily operations of the Worker Exploitation Task Force and serves as the Criminal Section's Professional Responsibility Officer. Mott received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1988. From 1988 until 1995, he served as a staff attorney with the D.C. Public Defender Service, representing both indigent defendants and juvenile respondents. In 1995, Mott joined the Justice Department as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division, and later became Acting Deputy Chief (1997) and Acting Chief (1998-1999) of that Division's Criminal Section. Since joining the Department, Mott has represented the United States in federal district courts around the country. He also serves as the Youth Task Force Chair of the D. C. Coalition Against Drugs and Violence, is a member of the Executive Council of the Assembly of Petworth (a neighborhood association) and has been an assistant track coach for the Pioneer Athletic Association since 1996. Mott is currently a co-chair of the Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar, and is a member of the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
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