History of the Federal Judiciary


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Lazzara, Richard A.
Born 1945 in Tampa, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by John H. Moore. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1997, and received commission on September 29, 1997. Assumed senior status on December 17, 2011.

Education:
Loyola University New Orleans, B.A., 1967
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hillsborough County [Florida] Solicitor's Office, 1970
Assistant county solicitor, Hillsborough County, Florida, 1970-1972
Assistant state attorney, Hillsborough County, Florida, 1973
Private practice, Tampa, Florida, 1974-1986
Judge, Hillsborough County [Florida] Court, 1987
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1988-1993
Judge, Florida District Court of Appeal, Second District, 1993-1997

 

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