Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hialeah-born lawyer Nominated by Obama for U.S. Attorney

The Miami Herald reports that President Barack Obama nominated Miami native Wifredo Ferrer as the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida Thursday.

His resume shows him as a one-time federal prosecutor in Miami and current chief of Miami-Dade County's federal litigation section. He's also the former deputy chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

Wifredo Ferrer is the son of Cuban immigrants, He was also class valedictorian at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High, first in his class at the University of Miami, and president of his class at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Que bueno!

If confirmed by the Senate, Ferrer would replace U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sloman. Ferrer, 43, married with two sons, would be the fourth lawyer of Cuban descent to fill the prominent job and the first appointed by a Democratic president.

1 comment:

Pepe said...

It would have been a better story if he went to Hialeah High though.