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Finalists Named for U.S. Attorney, Marshal Spots

A federal nominating commission has forwarded a group of names to Sens. Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez as potential candidates for two U.S. Marshal spots and one U.S. Attorney position.

Though the appointments are made by President Barack Obama, the President typically takes the advice of the U.S. senators from the state in which the person will serve. In Florida, a federal judicial nominating commission screens applicants and forwards a list of finalists to the two senators.

For U.S. Attorney for the Northern District, the JNC forwarded three names: Thomas M. Findley, Thomas F. Kirwin and Pamela C. Marsh. Six people had applied for the job.

Findley is a private practice attorney in Tallahassee, whose areas of practice are listed as Complex Commercial and Tort Litigation, white collar criminal defense, civil RICO, antitrust, false claims, and state and local taxation.

Thomas Kirwin is the current acting U.S. Attorney for the district, and Marsh is an attorney with Akerman Senterfitt's Tallahassee office and previously served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Tampa.

For the position of U.S. Marshal for the Northern District, the JNC named Michael E. O'Connell, G. Wayne Tilman and Dennis A. Williamson as finalists.

For the position of U.S. Marshal in the Middle District, the finalists are William "Bill" Berger, L. Jerome Spates and G. Wayne Tilman.

The names for U.S. District Judge, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal in the Southern district, were forwarded to the two senators last month. The finalists for judge in that district were Jerald Bagley, Robert N. Scola, Jr. and Kathleen M. Williams.

For the position of United States Attorney in the Southern District, the three finalists are David M.Buckner, Wilfredo Ferrer and Daryl E. Trawick and for U.S. Marshal, the three finalists in the Southern District are William "Bill" Berger, David C. Nieland and Glen M. Wilner.

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