Chambers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Millican(813) 301-5588
Kai Su(813) 301-5588
Federal Judicial ServiceMagistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Appointed on April 9, 1979
Michigan State University, B.A., 1961
Duke University School of Law, LLB, 1967
Professional CareerLaw Clerk, The Honorable Joseph P. Lieb, United States District Court for the Middle of Florida, 1964–1966Law Clerk, The Honorable Paul Roney, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1970–1972
Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of Florida
Attorney, Miller and McKendree
Attorney, Appellate Section of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, 1972–1979
Upon consent of the parties, Judge Wilson provides a date certain for trial. In jury trials, he requires proposed jury instructions and verdict forms to be filed by the morning of the first day of trial. Exhibit lists shall be provided to the courtroom deputy by the commencement of the trial. There is no deadline for the filing of motions in limine. No other pretrial submissions are required. Judge Wilson conducts the basic voir dire but affords lawyers an opportunity to inquire directly of the prospective jurors. All cross-examination must be conducted from the lectern, but this is not required for a non-hostile witness on direct examination. At trials, but not hearings, counsel must stand when addressing the court or examining a witness. To enforce this rule, any objection made while seated is deemed waived.
Parties may call chambers at (813) 301-5588 to check on the status of a pending matter or for other procedural information. Hearings are regularly conducted on dispositive motions and most discovery disputes. Because the memoranda have been read prior to the hearing, the hearing focuses on answering questions raised by the memoranda. Further, since it is Judge Wilson’s experience that telephone hearings do not provide a satisfactory interactive exchange; such hearings are conducted only in extraordinary circumstances. Similarly, Judge Wilson will not resolve discovery disputes by telephone (to permit tempers to cool and research to be done).
The court will not accept filings by facsimile, but courtesy copies of motions by facsimile or mail are accepted.
No young children are permitted in the courtroom during proceedings, since it is not a nursery.