Hon. Anthony E. Porcelli
Judge Porcelli was sworn in as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida in August 2009. He received a B.A. degree from Stetson University and an M.B.A. from Jacksonville University, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 1998. 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, where he tried over 30 federal cases. 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.