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Motz, J. Frederick

Born 1942 in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 23, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on July 11, 1985, and received commission on July 12, 1985. Served as chief judge, 1994-2001. Assumed senior status on December 17, 2010.

Wesleyan University, A.B., 1964
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1967

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Harrison L. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1967-1968
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1968-1969, 1971-1981
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Maryland, 1969-1971
U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, 1981-1985
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2001-2009