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John F. Pauly, Jr.

John Pauly rejoined the firm in 2014, 20 years after leaving to clerk for the Hon. Rosemary Barkett on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Since then, he has worked for the United Nations in Guatemala and as an assistant public defender in Palm Beach County, where he was raised.  


Florida State University School of Law, Tallahassee, FL, J.D., Honors, 1990. Editor in Chief, Florida State University Law Review; Book Award, Legal Research and Writing; Public Service Fellow

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, B.A., 1984

Investigator, Farmworker Justice Fund, Belle Glade, FL, 1986-87

Clerk, Law Office of Thomas Warren, Tallahassee, FL, 1988-89

Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. C. Clyde Atkins, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of FL, 1990-92

Associate, James K. Green, P.A., 1992-94

Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Rosemary Barkett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1994-96, 2002-03

Investigator, United Nations Commission for Historical Clarification in Guatemala (CEH), 1997-98

Human Rights Observer and Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA), 1998-2002

Assistant Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit of FL, 2003-13

Inspirit, Inc. (Not-for-profit organization that hires professional musicians to play live music for people living in restricted settings, such as assisted-living facilities), Board Member, 2011-14

American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, Palm Beach Chapter, President, 2008-10, Board Member, 2014-present.