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Arthur Jay England

lawyer , state justice

Arthur Jay England, lawyer, former state justice. Bar: Florida 1961, New York 1962, Colorado 1997. Recipient Medal of Honor, Florida Bar Foundation, 1983, Herbert Harley award American Judicature Society, 1986, Jurisprudence award Anti-Defamation League, 1991.


England, Arthur Jay was born on December 23, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Arthur Jay and Elsbeth (Weiskopf) England.


Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1961. Master of Laws, University Miami, 1971.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), John B. Stetson College Law, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Nova University, 1982.


Associate Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, New York City, 1961-1964. Partner Culverhouse, Tomlinson, Taylor & DeCarion, Miami, Florida, 1964-1969, Scott, McCarthy, Steel, Hector & Davis, Miami, 1969-1970. Special tax counsel Florida House Representatives, 1971-1972.

Consumer adviser, special counsel to governor Florida, 1972-1973. Partner Paul & Thomson, Miami, 1973-1974. Justice Supreme Court Florida, 1975-1981, chief justice, 1978-1980.

Partner Steel, Hector & Davis, Miami, Florida, 1981-1984, Fine Jacobson Schwartz Nash Block England, Miami, 1984-1992, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1988-1989. Shareholder Greenberg Traurig, P.A. (and predecessor firm), since 1992, and head Appellate Practice Group. Deputy chairman Conference of Chief Justices, 1978-1980.

Chairman Council of State Court Representatives, National Center for State Courts, 1979-1980. Member Commission on Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts, 1986-1990, chairman, 1989-1990. Chairman advisory board National Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Clearinghouse, 1983-1986.

Adjunct professor College Law, Florida State University.


  • Bar: Florida 1961, New York 1962, Colorado 1997.


With Army of the United States, 1955-1957. Member American Bar Association (Pro Bono Public award 1988, Second Place Law Day Speech award 2004), American Academy Appellate Lawyers (president 1990-1992), American Law Institute (life), Florida Bar Association (chairman appellate practice certified committee 1993-1994, certified appellate lawyer), New York State Bar Association, Colorado State Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association, Order of Coif, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Morley Tenenbom, June 24, 1959 (divorced). Children: Andrea, Pamela, Ellen, Karen. Married Deborah J. Miller, March 31, 1984.

Children: Rachel, Aaron.

Arthur Jay England

Elsbeth (Weiskopf) England

Morley Tenenbom

Deborah J. Miller

Andrea England

Pamela England

Ellen England

Karen England

Rachel England

Aaron England