The Honorable John E. Steele

United States District Judge


Ft. Myers Division
2110 First Street
Suite #6-109
Fort Myers, Florida  33901

TEL: 239-461-2140
FAX: 239-461-2149

NOTE: Judge Steele has reformed his Case Management Form available below as of May 2013. Please replace saved versions with the file.


Biography:

On July 28, 2000, Judge John E. Steele was sworn in as a United States District Judge in the Fort Myers Division of the Middle District of Florida. Prior to this appointment, Judge Steele served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida from 1991 to 2000.


Judge Steele started his career in the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney after receiving his Juris Doctor from University of Detroit Law School in 1973. In 1980, Judge Steele worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S. Attorney’s Office, until his transfer to the State of Florida. From 1981 to 1988, Judge Steele continued to work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Jacksonville, Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office. After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Steele worked in the litigation department for Mahoney Adams & Criser and served as Chairman of the Litigation Department from 1989 through 1991, when his judicial service commenced. Judge Steele is a member of the Michigan and Florida State Bars.


Chambers Staff:


 

Radhika Rivera
Career Law Clerk
(civil cases)
 

Mark Belcher
Law Clerk
 

Anthony A. Arsali
Law Clerk
 

 

Jeffrey G. Thomas
Court Reporter
239-461-2033

Brenda M. Alexander
Courtroom Deputy
(trial scheduling matters
and criminal cases)
239-461-2037
brenda_m_alexander@flmd.uscourts.gov


Case & Trial Management Forms

No proposed order shall be submitted unless authorized by the Court. If authorized, a proposed order shall be submitted as follows:

  • An electronically submitted proposed order shall not be combined with the motion into one document. The proposed order must be submitted by e-mail and refer to the document number of the motion.
  • Any proposed order must be submitted in a format compatible with Word or WordPerfect. The Judge will not accept a proposed order in .pdf format.

The following e-mail address is to be used only to submit proposed orders and may not be used to correspond with the Judge or Chambers:

Chambers_FLMD_Steele@flmd.uscourts.gov

 

Judge  Steele's forms are available in read only Adobe format and WordPerfect  format.  Please click on the Adobe link to view the form or click on the  WordPerfect link to download a working document.


  * Premarking with Exhibits Adobe    
 

* Public Notice  Re: Service To Persons With Communications Disabilities - Revised 1/7/2011

 

* Middle District Discovery Manual

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* Case Management Report

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* Exhibit List

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* Court’s Exhibit

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* Plaintiff’s Exhibit - Print on Blue paper

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* Defendant’s Exhibit - Print on Yellow paper

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* Government’s Exhibit - Print on Blue paper

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* Joint Exhibit - Print on Green paper

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* Magistrate Consent Form

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* Pendency

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* Interested Persons Order - Civil

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