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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
|Station:||Fort Meyers, FL|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||7/26/2000 - Present|
|Preceded by:||113 Stat. 1501|
|Past post:||Federal magistrate judge|
|Past term:||1991 - 1999|
|Home State:||Detroit, MI|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Detroit, B.A., 1971|
|Law School:||U. of Detroit Law, J.D., 1973|
Early life and education
Steele was a Law clerk in the Wayne County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney's Office from 1972 to 1974. Steele was Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Wayne County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney's Office from 1974 to 1977, and for Ingham County, Kalamazoo, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney's Office from 1977 to 1980. Steele was Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan, prosecuting cases for the Western District from 1980 to 1981. From 1981 to 1988, Steele was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Steele was a private practice attorney in the State of Florida from 1988 to 1991. Steele was also a faculty member at the Florida Coastal School of Law from 1999 to 2000.
Middle District of Florida, Magistrate
Steele served an eight-year term from 1991-1999 as a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Middle District of Florida
On the recommendation of Senator Bob Graham, Steele was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida by President Bill Clintonon June 6, 2000 to a new judgeship created by 113 Stat. 1501, which was approved by Congress. Steele was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 21, 2000 on a Senate vote and received commission on July 26, 2000.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Florida
Chief Judge: Anne Conway • Elizabeth Kovachevich • Steven Merryday • James Whittemore • John Steele • James S. Moody • Tim Corrigan • Virginia Covington • Marcia Howard • Mary Scriven • Sheri Chappell • Charlene Honeywell • Roy Bale Dalton, Jr.
Patricia Fawsett • George Young • Howell Melton • William Castagna • John Moore • William Hodges • George Sharp • Harvey Schlesinger • Susan Bucklew • Henry Adams • Richard Lazzara • John Antoon • Gregory Presnell •
|Magistrate judges||Thomas G. Wilson • Thomas McCoun, III • David A. Baker • Elizabeth Jenkins • Mark Pizzo • Karla Spaulding • Doug Frazier • Thomas Morris • Greg Kelley • James Klindt • Monte Richardson • Anthony E. Porcelli • Joel Toomey • Philip Lammens •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|
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