Darrell Mottley

Adjunct Instructor


Darrell G. Mottley practices in Washington D.C. with BannerWitcoff. Mr. Mottley is noted as a strategic advisor and counselor who analyzes global intellectual property issues from legal and business perspectives.  Mr. Mottley advises on disruptive innovation and high-technology intellectual property matters in a wide variety of fields, such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, internet-related technology, medical devices, and electro-mechanical technologies. Mr. Mottley has a proven track record conducting patent counseling and representing clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office to successfully obtain over 2,900 U.S. patents and trademarks. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Mottley was an engineer in private practice, in the federal government and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Mr. Mottley is a Past President of the District of Columbia Bar in Washington D.C. During his term as President, he emphasized lawyers should do more for access to justice and pro bono service for those in need.  Mr. Mottley chaired the DC Bar Global Legal Practice Task Force studying the impact of globalization on the legal profession.

Mr. Mottley is an Adjunct Faculty member of Howard University School of Law. Mr. Mottley is also contributing author to the Thomson Reuters published book, Navigating Fashion Law: Leading Lawyers on Exploring the Trends, Cases, and Strategies of Fashion Law, in which he authored the section “The Tools for Protecting Fashion Law Clients.”  Mr. Mottley has been rated a SuperLawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2020.  Mr.  Mottley has been named an IP Star in the United States and in the District of Columbia by Managing Intellectual Property in 2013-2020.  Mr. Mottley is listed in the World’s Leading Patent Professionals for 2017-2020.  Mr. Mottley holds a law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University; a Masters of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech.