Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1952, Judge Dalton was in private practice as a civil trial lawyer from 1977 to 2011 in Orlando, Florida. On May 4, 2011 Judge Dalton was sworn in as a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
University of Florida, B.A., with high honors, 1974; University of Florida, J.D., 1976
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Diplomat, American Board of Trial Advocates; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors 1984 - 1992); Life Fellow Florida Bar Foundation; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Legal, Judicial, and Civic Activities
Chairman: Judicial Nominating Commission, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 1988-1990; Chairman, Ninth Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 1991-1993; Chairman, Municipal Planning Board, City of Orlando, 1996-1997. Board of Directors, Gator Boosters, Inc., 1996-2000; Trustee Emeritus, University of Florida College of Law. Member: Civil Rules Committee, 1996-1999; Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, 1994-1999, The Florida Bar. (Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education; Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy) "Best Lawyers in America," Woodward/White, Inc.