“Throughout their careers, these distinguished men and women have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to public service,” said President Obama. “I am confident they will serve the American people with distinction from the District Court bench.”
Judge Beth Bloom: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Judge Beth Bloom has served as a Circuit Judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida since 2010. From 1995 to 2010, she was a County Judge in the same Circuit and served as the Associate Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division in 2010. From 1988 to 1995, Judge Bloom worked at Floyd Pearson Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh & Russomanno, P.A., where she handled a broad range of civil litigation. While in private practice, she also served as a Traffic Magistrate Judge from 1992 to 1993. Judge Bloom received her J.D. cum laude in 1988 from the University of Miami School of Law, her B.S. in 1984 from the University of Florida, and her A.A. in 1982 from Broward Community College.
Judge Darrin P. Gayles: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Judge Darrin P. Gayles has served as a Circuit Judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida since 2011. From 2004 to 2011, he was a County Judge in the same Circuit. From 1999 to 2004, Judge Gayles served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and from 1997 to 1999, he served as an Assistant District Counsel at the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Judge Gayles began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office from 1993 to 1997. Judge Gayles received his J.D. in 1993 from George Washington University Law School and his B.A. in 1990 from Howard University.