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, the law school of the University of Florida, located in Gainesville, Florida. (For a list of notable alumni of the University of Florida's other academic divisions, 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)

Judiciary[edit]

United States Court of Appeals judges[edit]

Alumni Notability
Rosemary Barkett United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Susan H. Black United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Peter T. Fay United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
S. Jay Plager United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
John M. Bryan Simpson United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court judges[edit]

Alumni District Years of Service Prior Position
Sidney M. Aronovitz United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1976–1997 Miami city commissioner
C. Clyde Atkins United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1966-1999 Private practice
William Julius Barker United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1966-1999 circuit court judge
William Dimitrouleas United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1998-Present Public Defender, State Attorney
James Lawrence King United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1970-Present circuit court judge
Paul Huck United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 2000-Present Private Practice
Ursula Mancusi Ungaro-Benages United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1992-Present circuit court judge
Edward B. Davis United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1979-2000 Private Practice
Joe Oscar Eaton United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1982-2008 circuit court judge
James W. Kehoe United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1979-1998 circuit court judge
Donald M. Middlebrooks United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1997-Present General Counsel to Florida Governor Reubin O'Donovan Askew
Eugene P. Spellman United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1979-1991 State attorney, private practice
George Whitehurst United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1950-1961 circuit court judge
Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1978-1996 circuit court judge
William O. Mehrtens United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 1965-1975 Private Practice
George C. Young United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1962-2015 Private Practice
William J. Castagna United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1979-1992 Private Practice
Gregory A. Presnell United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 2000-Present Private Practice
Anne C. Conway United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1991-Present Private Practice
Patricia C. Fawsett United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1986-Present Private Practice
William Terrell Hodges United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1971-Present Private Practice
Charlene Honeywell United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 2009-Present circuit court judge
Marcia Morales Howard United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 2007-Present Private Practice
Ben Krentzman United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1967-1998 Private Practice
Richard A. Lazzara United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1997-Present circuit court judge
William McRae United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1962-1973 Private Practice
Howell W. Melton United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1977-2015 circuit court judge
Steven D. Merryday United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1992-Present Private Practice
James S. Moody, Jr. United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 2000-Present circuit court judge
Ralph Wilson Nimmons, Jr. United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida 1991-2003 circuit court judge
Stephan P. Mickle United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida 1998-Present circuit court judge
David L. Middlebrooks United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida 1969-1974 Private Practice
Maurice M. Paul United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida 1982-2016 circuit court judge
John Richard Smoak, Jr. United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida 2005-Present Private Practice

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)
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)
Stephen C. O'Connell Florida Supreme Court (1955–67), chief justice (1967)
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)

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

American Bar Association[edit]

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

Attorneys[edit]

Alumni Notability
Bruce Jacob Prosecutor in Gideon v. Wainwright
Fredric G. Levin Namesake of the Levin College of Law; prominent figure in tobacco litigation; current chairman of Levin Papantonio law firm[1]
Howell W. Melton Jr. Current managing partner of Holland & Knight
John Morgan Current attorney and founder of Morgan & Morgan personal injury firm.
Dorothy Clay Sims Successfully defended Casey Anthony; expert cross-examiner
Rod Smith Successfully prosecuted Danny Rolling; former candidate for Governor of Florida
Clifford A. Wolff Litigator and television commentator


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); 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; chief judge for the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
Michael George Dupee Winner of the 1996 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
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; 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); 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
Harold W. Youmans Sr. Colonel, US Army, Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs pioneer; publicly noted for Special Operation actions [2] during Operation Just Cause. Special Master, Hillsborough County, FL 1996-2009. Noted Public Speaker,[3] Author and Historian with a focus on the War of 1812.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Levin Papantonio
  2. ^ "In the Aftermath of War" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Top Expert to Speak on the Battle of Oswego". Oswego County Today - Oswego County Home Page. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2016-12-13.