The Crag Orear ACLU of Florida LGBT Legal Fellow



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Jimmy Midyette is a staff attorney for the ACLU of Florida, in Jacksonville, where he litigates cases that align with ACLU priorities; 50% of his cases advance our LGBTQ rights work and the other half of his time is dedicated to other civil liberties issues. Midyette was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2001. From 2001 until 2015 he practiced poverty law in the civil legal aid system. Next, he worked as a family lawyer in private practice and also with the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality to pass LBGTQ human rights protections in his native Jacksonville.

Midyette has made public service his life’s work. When he’s not preparing cases for trial or in court litigating, you will find him enjoying Florida’s state parks, volunteering in his community, and spending time with friends and family. Midyette graduated from the University of North Florida and the Florida State University College of Law. 

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