Paul G. Byron

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Paul Byron
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 24, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by James Moody
Personal details
Born Paul Gregory Byron
1959 (age 55–56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Miami Dade College
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Paul G. Byron (born 1959) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Biography[edit]

Byron received an Associate of Arts degree in 1981 from Miami Dade College. He received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1983 from the University of Michigan. He received a Juris Doctorate in 1986 from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army from 1986 to 1990. From 1991 to 2001, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a Senior Trial Attorney on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. From 2003 to 2004, he was a partner at the law firm of NeJame, LaFay, Barker, Byron, P.A. From 2004 to 2005, he worked in the Asset Forfeiture Section of the United States Department of Justice. Since 2005, he has been a partner at Overchuck & Byron, P.A., where his practice focuses on civil litigation in state and Federal court.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On February 6, 2014, President Obama nominated Byron to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, to the seat being vacated by Judge James S. Moody, Jr., who is taking senior status on March 31, 2014.[2] He received a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on April 1, 2014.[3]

On May 8, 2014 his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote .[4]

On June 19, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. On June 23, 2014 the U.S. Senate voted 53-30 on the motion to invoke cloture.[5] On Tuesday June 24, 2014 the U.S. Senate voted 94-0 in favor of final confirmation.[6] He received his judicial commission the same day.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Four to Serve on the United States District Courts" White House, February 5, 2014
  2. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" White House, February 6, 2014
  3. ^ "Nominations". United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Executive Business Meeting" (PDF). United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 202. United States Senate. 23 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 206. United States Senate. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges". Federal Judicial Center. 

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
James Moody
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
2014–present
Incumbent