2016 – Nancy Daniels
Ms. Daniels has served three terms as President of the Florida Public Defender Association, and has represented the FPDA in a variety of legislative issues over the past 20 years. From 2010-12, she served on The Florida Innocence Commission by appointment of the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. She has also been a member of the Florida Supreme Court’s Drug Court Steering Committee (2000-08), the Supreme Court’s Standard Jury Instructions Committee 1989-93); the Florida Bench/Bar Implementation Commission (1993-95); the Article V Task Force (1993-95), and the Governor’s Criminal Justice and Corrections Study Commission (1992-94).
Ms. Daniels graduated from the Florida State College of Law with honors in 1977. She worked as a legislative intern during law school, and then served as a law clerk at the First District Court of Appeal. After working six years as an Assistant Public Defender, she was hired by Dean Talbot D’ Alemberte as a Criminal Clinical Professor at the FSU law school, supervising State Attorney, and Public Defender interns around the State prior to her election as Public Defender in 1990.
Ms. Daniels has been instrumental in the development of drug courts, juvenile diversion and civil citation programs in the Second Judicial Circuit. After her retirement as Public Defender at the end of 2016, she plans to continue lobbying and doing criminal justice projects in the area of criminal defense.
Previous Selig Goldin Award Winners
2016 – Nancy Daniels
2015 – Honorable Charles D. Edelstein
2014 – Charles B. “Chuck” Morton Jr.
2013 – James T. (Jim) Miller
2012 – Robert C. Josefsberg
2011 – Henry M. Coxe, III
2010 – Barry E. Krischer
2009 – The Honorable O. H. Eaton, Jr.
2008 – Seymour Gelber
2007 – Albert J. Krieger
2006 – Neal R. Sonnett
2005 – Honorable Lou Frost
2004 – Honorable Susan R. Schaeffer
2003 – Professor Charles W. Ehrhardt
2002 – Honorable Bennett H. Brummer
2001 – Honorable Janet Reno
2000 – Professor William R. Eleazer
1999 – Honorable Ben F. Overton
1998 – Professor John F. Yetter
1997 – Honorable Stanley R. Morris
1996 – Robert E. Jagger
1995 – Professor Steven M. Goldstein
1994 – Professor Gerald T. Bennett
1993 – William J. Sheppard
1992 – Professor Paul Barnard
1991 – T. Edward Austin, Jr.
1990 – Honorable Marvin U. Mounts, Jr.
1989 – Honorable Edward D. Cowart
1988 – Honorable Gerald Kogan
1987 – Honorable James C. Adkins
1986 – Honorable Phillip A. Hubbart
1985 – Honorable Benjamin M. Tench
1984 – Honorable Richard E. Gerstein
1983 – Albert J. Datz
1982 – Tobias Simon