Amit Mehta is a Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, receiving his commission in 2014. Prior to joining the Fifth Circuit, Judge Mehta was a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP since 2010, where he represented clients in civil and criminal matters before state and federal courts. He rejoined the firm as counsel in 2007, after serving as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia from 2002 to 2007. Mehta worked as an associate at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP from 1999 to 2002, and as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP from 1997 to 1998.
Judge Mehta was a law clerk for Judge Susan P. Graber of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1998 to 1999.