Talbot D'Alemberte

Special Counsel, Litigation & Intellectual Property Practice, Huntington & Williams, Miami; former president, American Bar Association; former president, Florida State University

Talbot “Sandy” D’ALEMBERTE is president emeritus of Florida State University (FSU), after serving as president from 1994 to 2003. From 1984 to 1989, Dr. D’Alemberte served as dean of the FSU College of Law. He chaired the Florida Constitution Revision Commission in 1977 and 1978 and the Florida Commission on Ethics in 1974 and 1975. Earlier, he represented Dade County in the Florida House of Representatives, where he chaired several legislative committees including the Judiciary Committee that drafted and passed a major judicial reform constitutional amendment in 1972. Dr. D’Alemberte has been involved for many years in the modern dispute resolution movement, chairing the first ABA committee on the subject and later served as a mediator, most notably in the water dispute between Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. He has been active in the Bar, where he served as president of the American Bar Association (1991-92), president of the American Judicature Society (1982-84), and chair of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar (1982-83). Dr. D’Alemberte received a B.A. in political science from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a doctoral degree in law from the University of Florida.

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