A. Lee Bentley, III To Serve As Acting United States Attorney For The Middle District Of Florida
Lee Bentley became the Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida following the departure of U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill on July 8, 2013. Previously, Mr. Bentley served as the First Assistant to U.S. Attorney O’Neill. Mr. Bentley has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida since 2000. Prior to that, he worked at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, DC as an associate (1990-1992) and a partner (1993-2000). Mr. Bentley also has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida (Miami), an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice (Washington, DC), a law clerk to Hon. Lewis F. Powell, Jr., United States Supreme Court (Washington, DC), and a law clerk to Hon. Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Greenville, South Carolina). He graduated with highest honors from the University of Georgia (1980) and the University of Virginia School of Law (1983).