History of the Federal Judiciary


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Steele, John E.
Born 1949 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 6, 2000, to a new seat authorized by 113 Stat. 1501. Confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 2000, and received commission on July 26, 2000.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1991-2000

Education:
University of Detroit (now University of Detroit Mercy), B.A., 1971
University of Detroit Law School (now University of Detroit Mercy School of Law), J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Wayne County [Michigan] Prosecutor's Office, 1972-1977; law clerk, 1972-1974; assistant prosecutor, 1974-1977
Assistant prosecutor, Ingham County, Michigan, 1977-1980
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Michigan, 1980-1981
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Florida, 1981-1988
Private practice, 1988-1991
Adjunct professor, Florida Coastal School of Law, 1999-2000

 

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