Pam Bondi (R-FL-Attorney General)
Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General
Biography of Pam Bondi from myfloridalegal.com
Pam Bondi is the 37th Attorney General of Florida, elected in November 2010. A graduate of the University of Florida and Stetson Law School, Attorney General Bondi served as a front-line prosecutor for over 18 years. Bondi’s investigative and courtroom experience includes the successful prosecution of numerous first-degree murder cases and two capital cases.
Bondi served as Felony Bureau Chief and a key member of internal homicide, vehicular homicide, and DUI manslaughter committees. She also served on the Executive Committee responsible for budget, personnel and legal strategies.
Bondi has served as the Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, is active with the Tampa Bay United Way and the Children’s Board, and is a member of the Junior League Board of Directors, and the University of Florida Gator Club Board of Directors.
A native of Tampa, Pam Bondi is a fourth generation Floridian and hails from a family dedicated to service, including three generations of educators.
Biography from www.PamBondi.com
Before winning election in November 2010, and serving as Florida’s first female Attorney General beginning two months later, Pam Bondi served for more than 18 years as a front-line prosecutor in the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office.
As Assistant State Attorney in the 13th Judicial Circuit, Bondi served under five State Attorneys (most recently Mark Ober) in a department staffed with more than 100 attorneys.
While there, Pam served as Felony Bureau Chief and a key member of internal homicide, vehicular homicide, and DUI manslaughter committees. She also sat on the Executive Committee responsible for budget, personnel, and legal strategies.
Bondi’s investigative and courtroom experience came into play with cases of national interest, including putting Adam Davis on death row for the murder of Vicky Robinson and convicting Melvin Givens of first-degree murder for the stabbing death of local NBC-News Producer Danielle Cipriani.
Her opinions and commentary were featured regularly on national broadcast and cable news channels. Closer to home, Bondi regularly traveled to Tallahassee to oppose the parole of convicted murderers and rapists.
As Florida’s 37th Attorney General, Pam successfully championed a landmark law to halt the spiraling problem of “pill mills”; banned MDPVs, “bath salts”; helped reverse the automatic restoration of felons’ rights; led on the issue of job licensing safety and fairness; continues to fight the federal government’s overreach of authority in the lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency; and is a leader on the 26-state constitutional challenge to the government health care takeover, a case likely headed to the Supreme Court.
Beyond serving as a member of the State Board of Administration and the Florida Cabinet (dealing with issues from jobs and investments to growth and the environment), Pam has already been honored with a leadership position in NAAG (National Association of Attorneys General) by her fellow Attorneys General, and serves on Florida’s Special Olympics Board of Directors.
A graduate of the University of Florida (B.A. in Criminal Justice, 1987) and Stetson Law School (Juris Doctorate, 1990), Bondi served as the Vice Chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee, and on the Boards of Directors of the University of Florida Gator Club, the Children’s Board, and the Junior League.
Bondi was recognized as a Tampa Bay Review “Lawyer of Distinction” in 2001, received the “Women of Excellence in Government” award, and
A native of Tampa, Bondi is a fourth generation Floridian, and hails from a family dedicated to service, including three generations of educators.
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