WASHINGTON – President Trump has nominated a Tampa lawyer to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Bill Jung, is a partner at Jung & Sisco, "where he handles civil, commercial, and white collar defense litigation," according to a White House release.

"Prior to starting his own firm, he served for six years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and practiced civil litigation in the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, P.A.  Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Jung served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Gerard Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

"Mr. Jung earned his B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was class valedictorian, Order of the Coif, and served as Editor in Chief of the Illinois Law Review."

Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson:

“We are pleased that the president is nominating William Jung to fill one of the vacancies in the Middle District of Florida. Last Congress, Mr. Jung was recommended to us by our joint Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, and we both supported his nomination. Earlier this year, we asked President Trump to again nominate Mr. Jung to serve as a federal district court judge for the Middle District of Florida. We are confident that Mr. Jung will serve honorably and encourage the Senate to move quickly on his re-nomination.”