University of Florida's Hamilton Center Howard Lidsky

Howard Lidsky


Prior to joining the Hamilton Center, Howard Lidsky was on the faculty of the Honors College of the University of Missouri teaching Rhetoric and Law related classes. Also while at Mizzou, he taught multiple undergraduate classes in the Mizzou Political Science Department. Prior to entering university teaching in 2018, Lidsky practiced law in Gainesville, Florida for more than twenty years and was Florida Bar Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. During his law practice, Lidsky represented many clients in highly publicized trials including most notably a successful murder defense in the 2010 Hawthorne Cold Case trials. Lidsky served as an assistant state attorney in Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit. Lidsky graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1992 and received a BA in history from the University of Virginia in 1990.

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