Lakeland-Bred Lawyer Nears Confirmation as Federal Judge

Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a 33-year-old Lakeland Christian School graduate, is on the verge of being confirmed as a judge on the Tampa-based U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, but her nomination has generated controversy, the Tampa Bay Times reports. A letter from an American Bar Association committee to the Senate Judiciary Committee praised her reputation and resume — which includes a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — but questioned her relatively short legal career of eight years and lack of trial experience | LCS Profile