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JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY
 Appointed 2010
 Elected 2012

Assignments: County Criminal Division C - Present
                     Family Law, Domestic Violence, Division H (2010 - 2015)
                     County Civil, Division K (2010 - 2015)


EDUCATION

Law School: University of Florida (J.D. with honors), 1982

Undergraduate: Auburn University (B.S. with high honor), 1979


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (Past and Present)

Hillsborough County Bar Association- Health Law Section
National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units Training Committee
National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, Instructor for Advanced, Intermediate and Practical Skills courses
National Institute for Trial Advocacy Instructor for the Office of the Attorney General
Orange County Bar Association
Herbert G. Goldberg Criminal Law Inn of Court
Ferguson - White American Inn of Court

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (Past and Present)

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, vestry, usher
PTSA Schwarzkopf Elementary School, Martinez Middle School, Sickles High School, Steinbrenner High School
Great American Teach In
National Eagle Scout Association


EXPERIENCE
Chief Assistant Attorney General,Office of the Attorney General, State of Florida
Partner: Cotter, Valerino, Zelman & Farr, P.A.
Assistant Statewide Prosecutor
Assistant State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida

PUBLICATION
Self Referrals, Kickbacks and Scienter: The Florida Perspective, Health Care Fraud 1997, American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education;
Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Enforcement Initiatives, Current Legal Complications for Health Care Facilities: An Update 1999, The Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee and Health Law Section;
Legislature Reverses the X Hospital Decision, The Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer, Vol. 11 No.7;
Investigative Subpoenas Duces Tecum for Peer Review Records, The Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer, Vol. 16 No.4;
The False Claims Act and Regulatory Violations, The Hillsborough County Lawyer, Vol. 17 No3.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
Florida Bar
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States Supreme Court