Judge Mott, Newton, was appointed to the bench in December of 1980. He received his bachelor's degree in 1972 and his and law degree in 1975 both from the University of Iowa. Judge Mott has served in the United States Navy. After graduation from law school he entered the private practice of law in Newton. Judge Mott is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Iowa Judges Association, and the American Judicature Society.