Hon. Thomas B. Smith

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
USA, MDFL

Judge Smith was sworn in as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida in July 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and has past experience as an assistant state attorney and a commercial litigator at Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, P.A. and Holland & Knight, LLP. In December 2001, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Judge Smith to the Circuit Court bench, Ninth Judicial District of Florida, where he served for 9 Ā½ years before going on the federal bench. Judge Smith was the inaugural Chairman of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions-Contract and Business Cases. He also serves on the Executive Council of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar. Prior to becoming a federal judge, Judge Smith was a founder and director of the American College of Business Court Judges.