THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NOMINATES CHARLES R. STACK TO U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
The President today nominated Charles R. Stack to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Stack is currently managing partner of the Miami-Coral Gables firm of High, Stack, Lazenby, Palahach & del Amo and the Melbourne firm of High, Stack, Lazenby, Palahach, Maxwell & Morgan. Following law school, Stack commenced his legal career with the Tampa firm of MacFarlane, Ferguson, Allison & Kelly. In 1962, he joined with the late Robert King High, then Mayor of the City of Miami, to establish the firm where he has practiced to the present day.
Stack received his B.S. degree and J.D. degree from the University of Florida. An active litigator, Stack is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is a Florida Bar Board Certified Trial Lawyer. He also has served as Chair of the Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Dade County, and as Secretary of the U.S. District Court Peer Review Commission for the Southern District of Florida.
Stack's nomination to the Court of Appeals has been acclaimed by a broad array of individuals and organizations, including the Cuban American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Florida Division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, three past Presidents of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, and twenty former Presidents of the Florida Bar Association. Stack's nomination also has been endorsed by three Florida attorneys who have served as President of the American Bar Association: William Reece Smith, Jr., Chesterfield Smith, and Talbot D'Alemberte.
Stack and his wife, Barbara, have three children and reside in Miami. Upon confirmation, Stack would become one of twelve judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which hears cases from Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
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