J. FREDERICK MOTZ, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, since December 22, 2010 (Chief Judge, October 21, 1994 to October 19, 2001; Judge, July 12, 1985 to December 22, 2010). Member, Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2001-09. Chair, Committee on Intercircuit Assignments, 2008-13, and member, Budget Committee, Judicial Conference of the United States.
Assistant U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland, 1969-71. Member, Social Services Advisory Commission, Department of Social Services, Baltimore City, 1973-81. U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland, 1981-85.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 30, 1942. Wesleyan University, A.B., 1964; University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1967 (law review). Law clerk to Judge Harrison L. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1967-68. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1967. Attorney, Venable, Baetjer and Howard, 1968-69, 1971-81 (partner, 1976-81). Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (litigation law section); Baltimore City Bar Association; American College of Trial Lawyers; American Law Institute; Maryland Bar Foundation. Board of Trustees, Friends School of Baltimore, 1970-77, 1981-88 (past chair). Chair, Board of Trustees, Sheppard Pratt Health System, 2016- (member, 1987-97, 1999-). Member, Lawyers Round Table; Wednesday Law Club. Board of Editors, Manual of Complex Litigation, Fourth (2004). Robert C. Heeney Award, Section on Criminal Law and Practice, Maryland State Bar Association, 2002. Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2007.
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