Circuit Court Judge
Group 25

Michael McAuliffe

  • Age: 55
  • City: West Palm Beach
  • Family: Married, three children
  • Education: Doctorate degree
  • Law degree, College of William & Mary Law School (1989)
  • Bachelor of business administration, University of Texas at Austin (1985)
    • Recent job: Shareholder, Atherton, McAuliffe & Reeder PA, (2017-present)
  • Shareholder, Atherton, McAuliffe & Reeder PA, (2017-present)
  • General counsel, Oxbow Carbon LLC, (2012-2016)
  • State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit (2009-2012)
  • Partner, Rosenberg & McAuliffe PL/McAuliffe Law Group PL (2002-09)
  • Partner, Holland & Knight LLP (1999-2002)
  • Supervisory assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, U.S. Department of Justice (1998-1999)
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, U.S. Department of Justice (1994-1999)
  • CEP fellow and visiting professor of law, University of West Bohemia Law Faculty, Czech Republic (1993-1994)
  • Trial attorney, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (1989-1993)
  • Previous races


    State Attorney, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (2009-2012)

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    Briefly highlight your key campaign issues and positions.
    I wish be a strong example to my children as someone who serves others, and makes a positive contribution to the community. I wish to help preserve the rule of law and to protect the opportunity for the weak and the powerful to be heard on equal terms. I have worked for 29 years as a lawyer including successfully prosecuting the leader of the Louisiana Ku Klux Klan. I served as the state attorney, as a federal prosecutor, and as a company general counsel. I also have taught law school including at Duke (wintersession), and the George Washington University.

    Competitors for this race

    Henry Quinn Johnson

    Sarah Willis

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