Richard A. Lazzara

Personal

Birthday: 
1945
Birthplace: 
Tampa, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Loyola University New Orleans
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1967
Name of School - Second: 

Levin College of Law - University of Florida

The law school offers courses of study leading to the Juris Doctor degree, including Certificate Programs in Environmental and Land Use Law, Estates and Trusts Practice, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law or International and Comparative Law. Joint J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. degrees in a variety of disciplines are available, too. The college also offers one of the leading LL.M. in Taxation programs in the United States.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1970

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Court Name: 

Florida Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/29/1997
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/17/2011
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