Paul Huck

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Paul Huck
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 31, 2010
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
July 11, 2000 – August 31, 2010
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Kenneth Ryskamp
Succeeded by Robert N. Scola, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1940 (age 73–74)
Covington, Kentucky, U.S.
Alma mater University of Florida

Paul C. Huck (born 1940) is a United States federal judge. He serves on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida but took senior status on August 31, 2010.

Early life and education[edit]

Huck was born in 1940 in Covington, Kentucky.[1]

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 and his J.D. from the University of Florida School of Law in 1965.[1]

Career[edit]

Huck served in the Army Reserve from 1965 to 1972.[1] He was in private practice in Florida from 1965 to 2000 at the law firms Frates, Fay, Floyd & Pearson; Mahoney, Hadlow, & Adams; and Kozyak, Tropin, & Throckmorton.[2]

He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 9, 2000, to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the seat having been vacated by Kenneth L. Ryskamp. Huck was confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 2000, and received commission on July 11.[1]

Huck has presided over the wire fraud trial of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff in connection with the SunCruz Casinos sale scandal. Huck sentenced Abramoff to five years and 10 months in prison.

Huck has taught trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law while serving on the district court.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Biographical Directory of Federal Judges: Huck, Paul C.". Federal Judicial Center. 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Paul Huck sworn in as U.S. District Judge
Legal offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Ryskamp
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
2000–2010
Succeeded by
Robert N. Scola, Jr.