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A Conversation with Judge Roy Dalton

Episode 99 of the Open Ninth Podcast

What sort of journey leads someone to a federal district court judgeship? For Judge Roy Dalton, it was a winding one, built on a stellar reputation gained from being professional, prepared, and persistent. Listen in as Judge Dalton talks to Chief Judge Don Myers about his journey to the federal bench, what it takes to be a good trial lawyer, the federal judicial nomination process, pro se litigants, the difference between state and federal courts, and more.

In this episode

Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Moderator and Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. has served as a Circuit Judge since 2011. He was elected as Chief Judge and will start his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

The Honorable Roy "Skip" Dalton, Jr.
Roy Dalton, Jr.

U.S. District Court Judge

The Honorable Roy Dalton is a Federal Judge appointed to the Middle District of Florida, who has been serving in that capacity for almost ten years.