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Patricia Seitz

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Patricia Seitz
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Miami, FL
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/1/1998-11/16/2012
Senior:   11/16/2012-Present
Preceded by:   Stanley Marcus
Succeeded by:   Darrin P. Gayles
Personal History
Born:   1946
Hometown:   Washington D.C.
Undergraduate:   Kansas State U., 1968
Law School:   Georgetown U. Law, 1973
Patricia A. Seitz is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to her appointment, Seitx was the Director of Legal Counsel at the Office of National Drug Control Policy. She assumed senior status on November 16, 2012.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Washington, D.C., Seitz graduated from Kansas State University in Kansas with her bachelor's degree in 1968. Seitz obtained her Juris Doctor, J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1973.[1]

Professional career

Seitz was a law clerk for former federal judge Charles Richey in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1973 to 1974. From 1974 to 1996, Seitz was a private practice attorney in the State of Florida. Seitz also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami from 1984 to 1988 and as the President of the Florida Bar Association from 1993 to 1994. In 1996, Seitz was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the Office of National Drug Control Policy where she served as Director of Legal Counsel until her appointment to the Federal Bench in 1998.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Florida

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Seitz was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida by President Bill Clinton on May 22, 1998, to a seat vacated by Stanley Marcus as Marcus was appointed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Seitz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 28, 1998, on a voice vote and received commission on October 1, 1998.[2] She assumed senior status on November 16, 2012.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Stanley Marcus
Southern District of Florida
1998–2012
Succeeded by:
Darrin P. Gayles


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