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Donald Arthur Gifford

Donald Arthur Gifford, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1970, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1970, United States District Court (northern district) Florida 1981, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1982, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981. Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.

Background

  • Gifford, Donald Arthur was born on November 21, 1945 in Derry, New Hampshire, United States. Son of George Donald and Bertha Margaret (Gibbs) Gifford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University South Florida, 1967. Juris Doctor with high honors, Florida State University, 1970.

    Career

    • Associate Raymond, Wilson, Karl, Conway & Barr, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1972. Law clerk United States District Court (middle district) Florida, Tampa, 1972-1973. With Shackelford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, P.A., since 1973.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1970, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1970, United States District Court (northern district) Florida 1981, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1982, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1975, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981. Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.

    Membership

    Chair division allocations United Way Greater Tampa, 1987-1994, treasurer, 1991-1993, president, 1994-1996. Member, trustee United States Florida Foundation, since 1986, New College Foundation, 1990-1993. Fellow American Bar Association (house of dels 1991-1992), American Judicature Society, American Bar Foundation.

    Member Federal Bar Association, Florida Bar (board governors 1989-1995, member executive committee 1993-1994, chair legislation committee 1993-1994, legislation committee 1995-1998, member board legal specialization and education), Florida Bar Foundation (board directors since 1996, chair AOJ committee), Hillsborough County Bar Association (board directors 1981-1990, president 1988-1989), University South Florida National Alumni Association (president 1976, board directors 1970-1992, Outstanding Alumnus 1976, Outstanding Service award 1996), Florida State University College Law Alumni Association (board directors 1982-1996, president 1987-1988), Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce (general counsel, member executive committee, board governors), Florida State University Alumni Association (board directors since 1987, chairman 1992-1994), F.L.A. Inc. (board directors 1995-1998), Outback Bowl (member team relations committee 1986-1995), Tiger Bay Club (board directors 1988-1992).

    Connections

    • Married Sandra Louise Robaldo, July 25, 1964. Children: Adriana, Roy, Stacy.
    • father: George Donald Gifford
    • mother: Bertha Margaret (Gibbs) Gifford
    • spouse: Sandra Louise Robaldo
    • children: Adriana Gifford
    • Roy Gifford
    • Stacy Gifford
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    Born November 21, 1945
    (age 72)
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