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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.

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

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, May 9, 1996; no Senate vote


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