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John Murray Fitzgibbons

John Murray Fitzgibbons, American lawyer. Bar: Iowa 1975, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1976, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1978, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979, Distric.1983, United States Court Appeals (11th and District of Columbia circuits) 1983, Florida 1986. Member Tampa Bay Federal Bar Association (president 1988).

Background

Fitzgibbons, John Murray was born on August 17, 1950 in Estherville, Iowa, United States.

Education

Bachelor, St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin, 1972. Juris Doctor, University Iowa, 1975.

Career

Admitted to the bar, 1975. Admitted to bar, 1975, Iowa. 1976, United States. Tax Court.

1979, United States. Supreme Court. 1983, District of Columbia. 1986, Florida; United States.

Courts of Appeal: 1976, Eighth Circuit. 1978, Fifth Circuit; 1983, District of Columbia Circuit. 1983, Eleventh Circuit.

1989, Fourth Circuit. United States. District Courts: 1975, Northern District of Iowa. 1976, Southern District of Iowa.

1981, Western District of Oklahoma. 1983, Eastern District of Kentucky. 1986, Middle District of Florida.

1988, Southern District of Florida (General Bar), District of Maryland and Southern District of Alabama. 1989, Southern District of Florida (Trial Bar). 1992, Northern District of California.

1993, District of Columbia. Pro Hac Vice: 1988, Northern District of Florida. 1989, Southern District of West Virginia, Western District of North Carolina.

1990, Southern District of Mississippi. Education: St. Norbert College (Bachelor of Arts, 1972). The University of Iowa (Juris Doctor, 1975).

Listed in: Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Criminal Law). Law and Leading Attorneys in Florida (Criminal Law). Author: with Kim W. Munch, "Post-Trial Inquiry into the Jury's Verdict," The Florida Bar Journal, January, 1990.

"The Court of Public Opinion: Trial Lawyers and Trial Publicity," Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer, December, 1994. "The Tug of War Over Ex Parte Contact by Federal Prosecutors," The Federal Lawyer, June, 1995. Speaker, "Defense Attorneys and the Cash-Paying Client: Recent Developments in the Courts and the New Federal Law," Hillsborough County Bar Association Seminar, 1985.

Panel Member, "Covering the High Publicity Case: Juggling a Variety of Interests," The Florida Bar's Thirteenth Media Law Conference, 1987. Speaker: "Lawyers and the Media: Trials in the Public Forum," Hillsborough County Bar Association Ethics Seminar, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994. Panel Member, IRS Criminal Investigation Division's Continuing Professional Education Seminar for Special Agents, 1992.

Speaker, "Interacting With The Media: Effective Practical Skills and Professional Concerns For Judges and Lawyers," American Inns of Court National Conference, 1996. Assistant Polk County Attorney, Des Moines, Iowa, 1975-1976. Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 1976-1978.

(First Assistant United States. Attorney and Chief, Criminal Division, 1977-1978). Special Assistant United States.

Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 1978-1979. Special Counsel, United States. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1978-1980.

Trial Attorney, Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division, United States. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1980-1983. Special Assistant United States.

Attorney, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1983. Assistant United States. Attorney, Middle District of Florida, 1983-1987.

(Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, 1985-1986). Special Achievement Award, United States. Department of Justice, 1978, 1985.

Honorary Special Agent, Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service, United States. Department of Treasury, Tampa, Florida, 1987. Lawyer-Delegate, Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, 1988.

Court-Appointed Member, Merit Selection Panel for United States. Magistrate Judge, United States. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993.

Court-Appointed Member, Merit Selection Panel for Reappointment of United States. Magistrate Judge, United States. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993.

Court-Appointed Chairman, Grievance Committee, United States. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa and Ft. Myers Divisions, 1996—.

Member: Hillsborough County (Executive Council, Trial Lawyers Section, 1988-1995. Vice-Chairperson, 1993-1994. Chairperson, 1994-1995), Sarasota County, Federal (President, Tampa Bay Chapter, 1988-1989) and American Bar Associations (Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee).

American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench, Ferguson-White Inn). The Florida Bar (Member: Criminal Law Section, Federal Practice Committee). The District of Columbia Bar (Member: Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section).

The Iowa State Bar Association (Member: Criminal Law Section). Criminal Defense Lawyers of Hillsborough County. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Assistant United States Attorney's Association for the Middle District of Florida. Eleventh Circuit Historical Society.

(Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy).

Membership

Member: Hillsborough County (Executive Council, Trial Lawyers Section, 1988-1995. Vice-Chairperson, 1993-1994. Chairperson, 1994-1995), Sarasota County, Federal (President, Tampa Bay Chapter, 1988-1989) and American Bar Associations (Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee).

American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench, Ferguson-White Inn). The Florida Bar (Member: Criminal Law Section, Federal Practice Committee). The District of Columbia Bar (Member: Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section).

The Iowa State Bar Association (Member: Criminal Law Section). Criminal Defense Lawyers of Hillsborough County. Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Assistant United States Attorney's Association for the Middle District of Florida. Eleventh Circuit Historical Society.

(Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) (Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy).