Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1982-1984, 1988-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1984-1988
Chief assistant federal public defender, Southern District of Florida, 1990-1995
Federal public defender, Southern District of Florida, 1995-2011
Acting federal public defender, Middle District of Florida, 1999-2000
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, July 21, 2010; no Senate vote
Founded in 1996, the School of Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service is an interdisciplinary clinical program devoted to the values of ethical judgement, professional responsibility, and public service in law and society. The Center's in-house clinics and educational programs provide legal representation to low-income communities in the fields of children's rights, public health entitlements, and nonprofit economic development, as well as legal ethics education and professional training to the Law School, University, and Florida business, civic, and legal communities. The Center observes three guiding principles: interdisciplinary collaboration, public-private partnership, and student mentoring and leadership training. Our goal is to educate law students to serve their communities as citizen lawyers.