Hon. Anthony E. Porcelli
Judge Anthony Porcelli was sworn in as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida in August 2009. Judge Porcelli received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from Stetson University, a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University in 1995, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 1998, graduating in the top three of his class. After law school, Judge Porcelli served as a law clerk from 1998-2000 for the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger. Upon completing his clerkship, Judge Porcelli worked for the U. S. Attorney’s Office from 2000-2009, during which Judge Porcelli tried over 30 federal criminal trials. Judge Porcelli ended his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a Senior Litigation Counsel. Judge Porcelli serves as an active member of the legal community, and is a board member of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, a past member of the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, and a board member and past president of both the Herbert G. Goldburg/Ronald Cacciatore Criminal Inn of Court and the Ferguson-White Inn of Court. Judge Porcelli has spoken on topics related to the 4th Amendment and e-discovery for many bar organizations, taught e-discovery at Stetson College of Law as an adjunct professor, taught technology and the law at the Law Society of Ireland, and, as a member of the Federal Judicial Center's Magistrate Judges' Education Advisory Committee teaches e-discovery, 4th Amendment issues, and a variety of other substantive topics annually to Magistrate Judges.