Richard Mott – New York State Supreme Court Justice Candidate

Richard Mott
 
Richard Mott is the the Democratic 3rd Judicial District, NYS Supreme Court Justice.
 
A native of Esopus in Ulster County, Richard Mott has resided in Columbia County since 1976 in the Town of Kinderhook, is married and the father of 5 grown children.  He has been in private practice at his Albany office since 1982 and a member of both Columbia and Greene County Bar Associations. Mr. Mott also served in the Columbia County Public Defender’s office from 1982-1987. He was the Kinderhook Town Attorney from 1984-1986 and has extensive experience in all phases of the law.  He is a graduate of Vermont Law School and obtained his  undergraduate degree from SUNY New Paltz
 
LEGAL EXPERIENCE
 
Private Practice, 1982-present
 
Columbia County Public Defender’s Office, 1982-1987
 
Trial Experience: scores, including 11 murder trials, in:
New York State: Albany, Rensselaer, Greene, Ulster and Columbia counties
Federal Court: Albany, NY, Binghamton, NY, Syracuse, NY, Auburn,
NY, Utica, NY, Rutland, VT
 
Sample of Types of Cases Handled
Death Penalty (Capital Murder), Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO); Continuing Criminal Expertise (CCE); Multi-Defendant cases; White Collar Crime; Organized Crime; Street and Motorcycle Gang crime, including Conspiracy, Murder, Attempted Murder; i.e., “the Jamaican Posse”, “the Jungle Junkies” and “the Original Gangsta Killas”, “the Bloods”, “the Latin Kings”, “the Four Block Gang”; “the Uptown Gunners Gang”, Methamphetamine and Cocaine Laboratory and other drug cases; Smuggling; Assault; Weapons, Bribery, Bank and other Robbery; Larceny; Burglary; Immigration crimes; Income Tax and other frauds; Driving While Intoxicated; Sex crimes; Child Pornography; Witness Tampering; Arson; Kidnapping; Internet crimes.
Appeals to County Court, Appellate Division, New York Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of the United States. (Reported Cases Submitted Upon Request).
Supreme, Family, Surrogate, Integrated Domestic Violence, Drug Court, civil and pro bono matters.
Kinderhook Town Attorney,1984-1986
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
St. Catherine’s Center for Children, Albany, NY
Special Education Teacher, 1974-1976
 
Albany-Schenectady-Schoharie B.O.C.E.S.
Special Education Teacher, Farnsworth Middle School, 1976-1978
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 
Membership
Columbia County Bar Association
Greene County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association: Northern District of New York
Criminal Justice Act Panel: Northern District of New York
New York State Defenders Association
 
SPEAKER
New York State Bar Association
Successfully Trying a Criminal Case, 1997
 
 

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