Hon. John M. Mott See Rating Details

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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. John M. Mott



Comment #: DC446
Very anti-pro se plaintiff, favors large corporations especially when attorneys representing these corporations do not follow court rules. Extremely slow on ruling on motions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC412
Fair and even-handed, personable; very bright, even-tempered; good scholarship; but marred by persistent and lamentable lack of control of his docket. Expect to wait an unreasonably long time for a decision.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC299
Rating:Not Rated
smart and pleasant. known for being a good judge and even when he rules against you, you respect his decision. he always puts forth his findings of fact and conclusions of law. not always on point, but he certainly tries. he gives every party the right to a meaningful hearing and for that, he is highly regarded. probably one of the best judges in dc sup ct.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC269
Rating:Not Rated
Civil litigation
Judge Mott is a very nice, polite man who does not want to rule against either party. As a result, cases go on far to long and he is too lenient with incompetent lawyers because he does not want their clients to suffer from unprepared,illprepared and lazy lawyers. If he would stop being so nice and rule on motions for summary judgment in a prompt manner, he would be a good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC268
Judge Mott is one of the finest trial judges before whom i have appeared, and i have tried cases in many states. He has superb judicial temperment, is calm and civil to all, and firm when required.He treats all persons before him the same.


Comment #: DC173
Ditto - he gets a 10 in my book.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC148
Judge Mott is refreshing, polite, eminently reasonable, and is somehow able to manage a good control of his courtroom without losing his genteel attitude. Intellectually acute. A pleasure to appear before.