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Richard A. Nielsen


JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY

Year appointed to the bench: 2000 - Circuit Court

                                               Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush
                                               2003 - Elected Circuit Court
                                               2009 - Re-elected Circuit Court

Assignments:

Current Assignment: Domestic Relations/Family Law -  Division F
 
Past Assignments: General Civil - Complex Business Litigation Division
General Civil -  Juvenile Delinquency Division


EDUCATION

Law School: University of Florida (1973)
                    Law Review Editor

Undergraduate: University of New Mexico (1971)
                           B.A. General Studies, cum laude

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section, Business Law Section)
Florida Bar Civil Rules Committee (2007 - present) - Chairman 2012 - 2013
Board Certified Florida Civil Trial Lawyer (1994 - 1999)
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee - Co-chairman 2008 - 2012
The Hillsborough County Bar Association (Technology and Professional Courtesy Committees)
Tampa Bay Inn of Court (Judge Master) (President, 2003 - 2004)Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges
Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies
Civil Department Head (2006 - 2008)
Instructor (2002 - 2008)

Admitted:

United States Supreme Court
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida