Hon. Anthony E. Porcelli

U.S. Magistrate Judge, M.D. Fla., Tampa, FL

Judge Anthony Porcelli was sworn in as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida in August 2009. He worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 2000-2009 and tried over 30 federal criminal trials, involving a wide variety of complex criminal cases, sophisticated white-collar frauds, violent crimes / murders, and large-scale drug trafficking. Judge Porcelli is a board member of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, a member of the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, a member of the Hillsborough County Bench Bar Committee, and a board member of both the Herbert G. Goldburg/Ronald Cacciatore Criminal Inn of Court and the Ferguson-White Inn of Court. Judge Porcelli has spoken on the topic of eDiscovery for many bar organizations, taught eDiscovery at Stetson College of Law as an adjunct professor, and teaches annually on the use of electronic devices for incoming United States Magistrate Judges. Judge Porcelli received a B.A. in 1993 from Stetson University; M.B.A. from Jacksonville University in 1995; and J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1998. After law school Judge Porcelli served as a law clerk from 1998-2000 for the Hon. Harvey E. Schlesinger.