William Mallory Kent
Kent & McFarland
24 North Market Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Position: Member

TEL: 904-398-8000

FAX: 904-348-3124

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Admitted:  1978, Florida; 1979, U.S. Tax Court; 1980, California; 1989, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court; 2001, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida Also admitted in California, and in the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and in the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and DC Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as the US Supreme Court.

Law School: University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1978

College: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Germany; Adam Mickiewicz Universitaet, Poland; Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1975

Birth Date and Place:  Live Oak, Florida, July 24, 1952

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Criminal Appeals, Extortion

Additional Information: See:

The Florida Bar (Sections on Criminal Law and Appeals; Member, Appellate Rules Committee, 2004—); Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President, 1999-2000); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

ecipient, American Jurisprudence Book Awards, Constitutional Law, Estates and Trusts and Agency. Assistant Federal Public Defender, Jacksonville, Florida, 1989-1999.

Stinson v. United States, 508 U.S. 36 (1993); United States v. Thigpen, 4 F.3d 1573 (11th Cir. en banc 1994); United States v. Herman Venske, William McCorkle, et al. 15 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. C 765, 2002 WL 1491640 (11th Cir. July 12, 2002); United States v. Bull, 214 F.3d 1275 (11th Cir. 2000); United States v. MacAllister, 160 F.3d 1304 (11th Cir. 1998); United States v. Washington, 151 F.3d 1354 (11th Cir. 1998); United States v. Grimes, 142 F.3d 1342 (11th Cir. 1998); United States v. Lopez-Iraeta, 136 F.3d 143 (11th Cir. 1997); Anderson v. Singletary, 111 F.3d 801 (11th Cir. 1997); United States v. Stinson, 97 F.3d 466 (11th Cir. 1996); United States v. Hofierka, 92 F.3d 108 (11th Cir. 1996); United States v. Wescott, 83 F.3d 1354 (11th Cir. 1996); United States v. Hofierka, 83 F.3d 357 (as amended and as modified on denial of rehearing)(11th Cir. 1996); United States v. Brown, 71, F.3d 845 (11th Cir. 1996); United States v. Stinson, 30 F.3d 121 (11thCir. 1994); United States v. Be., 22 F.3d 274 (11th Cir. 1994); United States v. Williams 958 F.2d 337 (11th Cir. 1992); United States v. Stinson, 957 F.2d 813 (11th Cir. 1992); United States v. Young, 953 F.2d 1288 (11th Cir. 1992); United States v. Stinson, 943 F.2d 1268 (11th Cir. 1992); United States v. Gilbert, 942 F.2d 1537 (11th Cir. 1991); United States v. Lazarchik, 924 F.2d 211 (11th Cir. 1991); United States v. McCorkle, 143 F. Supp. 2d 1311 (M.D.Fl. 2001); United States v. McCorkle, 143 F. Supp. 2d 1311 (M.D.Fl. 2000); United States v. Mc Corkle, 78 F. Supp. 2d 1311 (M.D. Fl. 1999); United States v. Grimes, 911 F. Supp 1485 (M.D.Fl. 1995); Castro v. State, 794 So. 2d 680 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2001); Holcombe v. State, 553 So. 2d 1337 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989).

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