List of Levin College of Law graduates

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This List of Levin College of Law graduates includes notable recipients of one or more academic law degrees (LL.B., J.D., LL.M.) from the Levin College of Law of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. For a list of notable alumni of the University of Florida's other academic divisions, please see List of University of Florida alumni.

Government[edit]

United States Senators[edit]

Alumni Notability
Charles O. Andrews U.S. Senator (1936–46)
Lawton Chiles U.S. Senator (1971–89)
Spessard Holland U.S. Senator (1946–71)
George Smathers U.S. Senator (1951–69)

United States Representatives[edit]

Alumni Notability
Charles Edward Bennett U.S. Representative (1949–93)
Michael Bilirakis U.S. Representative (1983–2007)
William V. Chappell, Jr. U.S. Representative (1969–89)
Ander Crenshaw U.S. Representative (2001–present)
Jim Davis U.S. Representative (1997–2007)
Sam Gibbons U.S. Representative (1963–97)
Albert S. Herlong, Jr. U.S. Representative (1967–69)
Marjorie Holt U.S. Representative (1973–87)
Harry Johnston U.S. Representative (1989–97)
William C. Lantaff U.S. Representative (1951–55)
Buddy MacKay U.S. Representative (1983–89)
Chester B. McMullen U.S. Representative (1951–53)
J. Hardin Peterson U.S. Representative (1933–51)
Paul Rogers U.S. Representative (1955–79)
Joe Scarborough U.S. Representative (1995–2001)

Governors[edit]

Alumni Notability
Reubin O'Donovan Askew Governor of Florida (1971–79)
Lawton Chiles Governor of Florida (1991–98)
Spessard Holland Governor of Florida (1941–45)
Buddy MacKay Governor of Florida (1998–99)

Political figures[edit]

Alumni Notability
James C. Adkins Political reapportionment of the state of Florida
Reubin O'Donovan Askew United States Trade Representative (1979–81), candidate for President of the United States during the 1984 election
DuBose Ausley Chairman of the Florida Board of Regents (1981–83)
Ed Austin Mayor of Jacksonville (1991–95)
Lucius D. Battle U.S. Ambassador to Egypt
Carol Browner EPA Administrator (1993–2001), and director of White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (2009–present)
Skip Campbell Florida Senate (1998–2006)
Jim Davis Candidate for Governor of Florida (2006)
John Delaney Former mayor of Jacksonville (1995–2003)
Paul Rand Dixon Former chairman of Federal Trade Commission (1961–69)
Buddy Dyer Mayor of Orlando (2003–present)
Richard Ervin Former Florida Attorney General (1949–64)
Mark S. Fowler Former chairman of Federal Communications Commission (1981–87)
Dan Gelber Florida Senate (2008–present)
Baya M. Harrison Jr. Desegregated the State University System of Florida
Mallory Horne Former president of Florida Senate
Jeff Kottkamp Former Lieutenant Governor of Florida (2007–11)
James W. Kynes Former Florida Attorney General (1964–65)
Buddy Mackay Former Lieutenant Governor of Florida (1991–98)
Bill McBride Candidate for Governor of Florida (2002)
Bill McCollum Former Florida Attorney General (2007–11)
Jose Rodriguez Jr. Former Director of the National Clandestine Service (2004–07)
Frederick H. Schultz Former vice chairman of Federal Reserve System (1979–82)
Bruce Smathers Former Florida Secretary of State (1975–78)
Rod Smith Florida Senate (2000–06), candidate for Governor of Florida (2006)
Donald L. Tucker U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic
Marc Warren Current administrator with the Federal Aviation Administration
Craig Waters Spokesman for Florida Supreme Court during 2000 presidential election controversy

Academic administrators[edit]

College and university presidents[edit]

Alumni Notability
Edythe M. Abdullah Essex County College from 2010–Present
George F. Baughman New College of Florida from 1960–1965
Marshall Criser University of Florida from 1984–1989
Harold Crosby University of West Florida from 1964–1974, and Florida International University from 1976–1979
John Delaney University of North Florida from 2003–Present, and Chancellor of the State University System of Florida
Sandy D'Alemberte Florida State University from 1994–2003
Ray F. Ferrero Jr. Nova Southeastern University from 1997–2009
Robert Lindgren Randolph-Macon College from 2006–Present
Stephen C. O'Connell University of Florida from 1967–1973
W. Reece Smith, Jr. University of South Florida from 1976–1977

American Bar Association[edit]

Alumni Notability
Chesterfield Smith President of the American Bar Association from 1973–1974
Stephen N. Zack President of the American Bar Association from 2010–2011
Martha Barnett President of the American Bar Association from 2000–2001
W. Reece Smith, Jr. President of the American Bar Association from 1980–1981
Sandy D'Alemberte President of the American Bar Association from 1991–1992

Attorneys[edit]

Alumni Notability
Howell W. Melton Jr. Current managing partner of Holland & Knight
Bruce Jacob Prosecutor in Gideon v. Wainwright
Fredric G. Levin Namesake for the Levin College of Law and prominent figure in tobacco litigation. Current chairman of Levin Papantonio law firm.
Rod Smith Successfully prosecuted Danny Rolling, and former candidate for Governor of Florida
Clifford A. Wolff Notable litigator and television commentator

State judges[edit]

Florida Supreme Court[edit]

Alumni Notability
Alto L. Adams Florida Supreme Court (1940–51), chief justice (1949–51)
James C. Adkins Florida Supreme Court (1969–87), chief justice (1974–76)
Harry Lee Anstead Florida Supreme Court (1994–2009), chief justice (2002–04)
Stephen C. O'Connell Florida Supreme Court (1955–67), chief justice (1967)
Raymond Ehrlich Florida Supreme Court (1981–90), chief justice (1988–90)
Richard Ervin Florida Supreme Court (1964–75), chief justice (1969–71)
Stephen H. Grimes Florida Supreme Court (1987–96), chief justice (1994–96)
Jorge Labarga Florida Supreme Court (2009–present), chief justice (2014–present)
Parker Lee McDonald Florida Supreme Court (1979–94), chief justice (1986–88)
Ben F. Overton Florida Supreme Court (1974–99), chief justice (1976–78)
Harold Sebring Florida Supreme Court (1943–55), chief justice (1951–53)
B. Campbell Thornal Florida Supreme Court (1955–70), chief justice (1965–67)
Charles T. Wells Florida Supreme Court (1994–2009), chief justice (2000–02)

Miscellaneous[edit]

Other[edit]

Alumni Notability
Philip Agee Former operative for the Central Intelligence Agency
Winston E. Arnow Judge who presided over the Gainesville Eight trial
George F. Baughman Former Rear Admiral for the United States Navy Reserve
John F. Bolt Former pilot for the United States Marine Corps, awarded the Navy Cross
Dana Bullen Former director of the Press Freedom Committee (1981–96), former foreign editor of The Washington Star
John J. Considine Senior minister for the Unity Church (1998–present), and former member of Florida House of Representatives
Marshall Criser Former Chairman of Scripps Florida
Brad Culpepper Former NFL football player with the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears
J. J. Daniel Publisher of The Florida Times-Union (1976–82)
Charles W. Dorman Retired Marine Corps brigadier general, and chief judge for the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
Richard Grayson Current writer, political activist, and performance artist
George Greer Judge who presided over the Terri Schiavo case
James Grippando Novelist and lawyer
Michael Heekin Founding COO of WebMD, and former associate dean of the Florida State University College of Law
Edgar C. Jones University of Florida athletic director (1930–36), Florida Gators football player (1923–25)
Lewis Landes United States Army colonel and lawyer
Maud Newton Current writer, blogger and book reviewer
John L. Parker, Jr. Author of the novels Once a Runner and Again to Carthage, former Florida Gators track and field athlete
Howard Roffman President of Lucas Licensing (1999–present)
Joe Scarborough Host of Morning Joe (2007–present), and former host of Scarborough Country (2003–07)
Harold Sebring Former head coach of Florida Gators football team (1925–27), judge at Nuremberg Trials (1946–47), dean of Stetson University College of Law (1955–68)
Leland C. Shepard Jr. Former brigadier general for the United States Air Force
Frank Shorter Former chairman of United States Anti-Doping Agency, Olympic marathon gold medalist at 1972 Summer Olympics
Terry Smiljanich Former counsel for the United States Senate
Mac Stipanovich Republican lobbyist who had a large role in the 2000 Florida Recount

Federal judges[edit]

United States Court of Appeals judges[edit]

Alumni Notability
S. Jay Plager United States Federal Appeals Judge
Rosemary Barkett United States Federal Appeals Judge
Susan H. Black United States Federal Appeals Judge
John M. Bryan Simpson United States Federal Appeals Judge
Peter T. Fay United States Federal Appeals Judge

United States District Court judges[edit]

Alumni Notability
Sidney M. Aronovitz United States District Court Judge
C. Clyde Atkins United States District Court Judge
William Julius Barker United States District Court Judge
William J. Castagna United States District Court Judge
Anne C. Conway United States District Court Judge
Edward B. Davis United States District Court Judge
William Dimitrouleas United States District Court Judge
Joe Oscar Eaton United States District Court Judge
Patricia C. Fawsett United States District Court Judge
Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr. United States District Court Judge
William Terrell Hodges United States District Court Judge
Charlene Honeywell United States District Court Judge
Marcia Morales Howard United States District Court Judge
Paul Huck United States District Court Judge
Elizabeth Jenkins United States Magistrate Judge
James W. Kehoe United States District Court Judge
James Lawrence King United States District Court Judge
Ben Krentzman United States District Court Judge
Richard A. Lazzara United States District Court Judge
William McRae United States District Court Judge
William O. Mehrtens United States District Court Judge
Howell W. Melton United States District Court Judge
Steven D. Merryday United States District Court Judge
Stephan P. Mickle United States District Court Judge
David L. Middlebrooks United States District Court Judge
Donald M. Middlebrooks United States District Court Judge
James S. Moody, Jr. United States District Court Judge
Thomas Morris United States Magistrate Judge
Ralph Wilson Nimmons, Jr. United States District Court Judge
Maurice M. Paul United States District Court Judge
Gregory A. Presnell United States District Court Judge
John Richard Smoak, Jr. United States District Court Judge
Eugene P. Spellman United States District Court Judge
Ursula Mancusi Ungaro-Benages United States District Court Judge
George Whitehurst United States District Court Judge
George C. Young United States District Court Judge