Gregory A. Presnell

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Gregory A. Presnell
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Assumed office
April 1, 2012
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
In office
July 31, 2000 – April 1, 2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Seat established by 113 Stat. 1501
Succeeded by Sheri Polster Chappell
Personal details
Born Gregory A. Presnell
(1942-11-10) November 10, 1942 (age 75)
Tampa, Florida
Education College of William and Mary (B.A.)
Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D.)

Gregory A. Presnell (born November 10, 1942)[1] is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Education[edit]

Presnell received his Bachelor of Arts degree (economics) from the College of William & Mary in 1964. He received his Juris Doctor from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 1966. He was in private practice in Orlando, Florida from 1966 until 2000, serving also for part of that time in the United States Army Reserve from 1967 to 1973.

District Court service[edit]

On June 8, 2000, he was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida established by 113 Stat. 1501. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 2000 and received his commission on July 31, 2000. On April 1, 2012 he assumed senior status. He was succeeded by Judge Sheri Polster Chappell.[2]

Notable cases[edit]

In the 2006 case Avista Management, Inc. v. Waussau Underwriters Insurance Company, Judge Presnell ordered the representatives of the two parties to compete in a game of "rock, paper, scissors" to determine which party could select the location for a pre-trial deposition, a matter he considered should have been trivially simple to come to agreement on.[3] Presnell's comments on the crack/powder sentencing disparity were also noted by the media in that year.[4]

In October 2016, he dismissed the H-1B visa lawsuit that two IT workers brought against Disney for outsourcing their jobs. [5]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 113 Stat. 1501
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
2000–2012
Succeeded by
Sheri Polster Chappell