Kathryn Kimball Mizelle

Hon. Kathryn Kimball Mizelle

United States District Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

The Honorable Kathryn Kimball Mizelle is a United States district judge for the Middle District of Florida. She was nominated in September 2020 and confirmed by the Senate later that year. Prior to her confirmation, Judge Mizelle was in private practice at Jones Day, where she focused on complex civil and criminal litigation and appeals. Judge Mizelle previously served at the Department of Justice as Counsel to the Associate Attorney General, as a Trial Attorney in the criminal Tax Division, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Judge Mizelle has also served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and at George Mason University’s Scalia Law school.

Upon graduation from law school, Judge Mizelle served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Greg Katsas of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Chief Judge Bill Pryor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Judge James Moody in the Middle District of Florida. Judge Mizelle earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Covenant College, and her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. 

 

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