Melvin Otey

Melvin Otey
  • B.S. Business Administration
  • J.D.
  • M.Div.

Began a legal career with the Organized Crime & Racketeering Section as a Trial Attorney in the Attorney General’s Honors Program. After a four year stint in private practice, he returned to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. as a Trial Attorney in the Review and Policy Unit of the Organized Crime and Gang Section, responsible for reviewing all RICO and VICAR prosecutions nationwide. During this time, Otey personally reviewed complex organized crime and racketeering prosecutions nationwide for DOJ mandated approvals, and advised federal prosecutors on all aspects of these prosecutions. He also contributed to the Criminal RICO, Civil RICO, and VICAR manuals for prosecutors and taught RICO and VICAR courses at the National Advocacy Center. During this period, he also taught at the University of the District of Columbia Law School. In addition to writing for Apologetics Press, Otey now serves as an Associate Professor of Law at the Faulkner University Jones School of Law in Montgomery and as an adjunct professor at Amridge University. His formal education includes a B.S. in Business Administration (St. Louis University), a J.D. from Howard University School of Law, and a B.S. and M.Div. from Amridge University.