John F. Stanton, Esq., is a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section, where he frequently appears in federal courts nationwide on behalf of the United States Attorney General. Before joining the Department of Justice in 2014, Mr. Stanton worked at Holland and Knight, LLP, and Howrey, LLP. While in private practice, he litigated cases involving complex civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts, primarily at the appellate level. Further, he has written several articles in law journals and other legal publications on various topics.
Deaf since early childhood, Mr. Stanton currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (A.G. Bell). He was a recipient of A.G. Bell’s “Honors of the Association” Award, recognizing, among other things, his extensive pro bono legal work for A.G. Bell and the greater disability community. Mr. Stanton also frequently serves on panels discussing disability access. In 2016, he moved for the admission of a group of deaf and hard of hearing attorneys to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, which generated extensive domestic and international press coverage.
Mr. Stanton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel Jones on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.