Miami attorney Jon Sale has been appointed as an adviser to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, representing Florida, Georgia and Alabama in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sale, a former federal prosecutor in New York and South Florida, is the sole voting member for the 11th Circuit region on the sentencing commission’s Practioners Advisory Group. The group, consisting of 11 members, advises the commission on criminal sentencing guidelines and provides information to defense lawyers.
The commission, created by Congress in 1984 to reduce disparity in prison sentences, continuously amends guidelines for the judicial branch.
Sale also sits on the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission in Florida, whose members were appointed by the state’s two U.S. senators, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson.
Sale, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and law degree from New York University, is co-chair of the Nelson Mullins law firm’s white-collar defense and government investigations practice group.
Early in his career, Sale also served as an assistant special prosecutor for the Justice Department in the Watergate case that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.