William F. Jung

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William Frederic Jung
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Assumed office
September 10, 2018
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byAnne C. Conway
Personal details
Born (1958-03-29) March 29, 1958 (age 60)
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican[1]
EducationVanderbilt University (BA)
University of Illinois (JD)

William Frederic Jung (born March 29, 1958)[2] is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Biography[edit]

Jung was born in 1958 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.[3] He received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in 1980 from Vanderbilt University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, in 1983 from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was editor in chief of the Illinois Law Review, Order of the Coif, and class valedictorian. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, from 1983 to 1984. From 1984 to 1985, he served as a law clerk to Associate Justice William Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States.[4]

In 1983, he became a member of the Florida Bar with the highest score in the First Appellate District. From 1985 to 1987, he was an associate in the Tampa, Florida, office of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. Jung served as an Assistant United States Attorney for six years, first in the Southern District of Florida, from 1987 to 1990, and subsequently in the Middle District of Florida, from 1990 to 1993. Before becoming a judge, he was a partner at the law firm of Jung & Sisco, P.A. (formerly Black & Jung, P.A.) in Tampa, Florida, which he co-founded in 1993. He specialized in white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.[5]

Jung is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert/specialist in criminal trial.

Jung has published approximately thirty articles in legal publications.[6]

Federal judicial service[edit]

District court service[edit]

Failed district court nominations under Bush and Obama[edit]

On July 10, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Jung to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, to the seat vacated by Susan C. Bucklew, who took senior status on August 1, 2008. No action was taken on his nomination and it expired on January 2, 2009, with the end of the 110th Congress.[7]

On April 28, 2016, President Obama nominated Jung to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, to the seat vacated by Judge Anne C. Conway, who took senior status on August 1, 2015. His nomination expired on January 3, 2017, with the end of the 114th Congress.[8]

Renomination to district court under Trump[edit]

On December 20, 2017, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Jung to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.[9] On December 21, 2017, his nomination was sent to the United States Senate. He was nominated to the seat vacated by Judge Anne C. Conway, who assumed senior status on August 1, 2015.[10] On February 14, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee[11] On March 15, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[12] On September 6, 2018, his nomination was confirmed by voice vote.[13] He received his judicial commission on September 10, 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Jung%20SJQ.pdf
  2. ^ MyLife.com profile
  3. ^ Lawyer Central profile
  4. ^ Judicial Questionnaire for William Jung, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate. No date. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "President Obama Nominates Eight to Serve on United States District Courts" White House, April 28, 2016
  6. ^ Jung, William F. (March 2006). "The Last Unlikely Hero: Gerald Bard Tjoflat and the Jacksonville Desegregation Crisis — 35 Years Later". Florida Bar Journal. 80 (3): 10. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "PN1846 — William Frederic Jung — The Judiciary". United States Senate. July 10, 2008. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  8. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" White House, April 28, 2016
  9. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Ninth Wave of Judicial Nominees and Tenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees" White House, December 20, 2017 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  10. ^ "Four Nominations Sent to the Senate Today" White House, December 21, 2017
  11. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for February 14, 2018
  12. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – March 15, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  13. ^ "PN1337 — William F. Jung — The Judiciary". United States Senate. December 21, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2018.


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Legal offices
Preceded by
Anne C. Conway
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
2018–present
Incumbent