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Monte Richardson serves as United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida. Judge Richardson received his law degree for the American University in Washington, D.C. and began his legal career as a judicial law clerk with the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He then began a long and distinguished fourteen year career in public service as a federal prosecutor in both Tampa and Tallahassee, serving as Chief Federal Prosecutor for the Northern District of Florida and Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. As a prosecutor, Judge Richardson specialized in complicated white collar offenses, violent crime and civil rights investigations. He also served as media spokesperson in both districts.
His experience as a federal prosecutor landed him national assignments in Washington. He has served as an Associate Independent Counsel and as Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.