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        Mr. Poulton, a native Floridian, graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Florida in 1986, and received his law degree from U.F. in 1995. He is a member of the Florida Bar, and of the United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He has argued appeals to the First, Second, and Fifth District Courts of Appeal in Florida, to the Florida Supreme Court, and to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Miami on topics ranging from medical malpractice to federal civil rights issues. As a member of the debate team at the University of Florida, he won the 1986 national championship sponsored by Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, held at Weber State University, as well as numerous tournaments at such schools as Notre Dame University, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and UCLA.

Representative cases:

  • Singletary v. Vargas, 804 F.3d 1174 (11 th Cir. 2015)
  • Moore v. Pederson, 806 F.3d 1306 (11 th Cir. 2015)

  • McCreary v. Parker, 456 Fed. Appx. 790 (11 th Cir. 2012)

  • Swofford v. Eslinger, 395 Fed. Appx. 559 (11 th Cir. 2010)

  • Rodriguez v. Miami-Dade County, 117 So.3d 400 (Fla. 2013)

  • Eslinger v. Shields, 91 So.3d 185 (Fla. 5 th DCA 2012)