President Obama Names Robert O'Neill to Serve as U.S. Attorney
WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama nominated Robert O’Neill to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.
“Robert O’Neill has shown an unwavering commitment to justice throughout his career,” said President Obama. “I am confident he will continue to serve the people of Florida with distinction as a United States Attorney.”
Robert E. O’Neill: Nominee for United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida
Robert O’Neill has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida since 1993. While in this office, he has also served as interim United States Attorney from 2007 to 2008, First Assistant United States Attorney (2007; 2001-2002), Chief of the Criminal Division from 2002 to 2007, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section and Public Corruption Section from 1999 to 2001, and Anti-Terrorism Coordinator from 2001to the present. In addition, Mr. O’Neill served as Deputy Chief in Charge of Litigation for the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs Section from 1998 to 1999, and as an Associate Independent Counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel (1997; 1992-1993). From 1990 to 1992, Mr. O’Neill was a trial attorney at Kramer, Dillof, Tessel, Duffy & Moore. Prior to this, Mr. O’Neill served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida from 1986 to 1990, and as an Assistant District Attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office from 1982 to 1986. Mr. O’Neill is a 1979 graduate of Fordham University and a 1982 graduate of the New York Law School.