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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 6, 1996
                         TO THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT

President Clinton today nominated Donald M. Middlebrooks to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Donald M. Middlebrooks, 49, is a partner with the Miami-based law firm of Steel Hector & Davis, resident in West Palm Beach. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida. After a short stint in private practice, he worked in the office of Governor Reubin Askew, eventually serving as General Counsel for the Office of the Governor. With Steel Hector since 1977, Middlebrooks has specialized in complex civil litigation. He has served as President of the Florida Bar Association, Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Resource Center, Director of the Florida Bar Children's Fund, and President of Florida Legal Services. He received the Florida Bar's Award of Merit in 1990. He and his wife, Victoria, have two children and reside in Jupiter.