Mark A. Ober is the State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Florida in 1973. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977, when he began a career as an assistant state attorney. In that capacity, he worked his way through the ranks to become Felony Bureau Chief, Chief of the Major Crimes Division, Chief of the Career Criminal Division and Chief of the Homicide Division.

Mr. Ober entered private practice in 1987 and specialized in criminal defense law until his election to the office of State Attorney in November 2000, by the largest margin seen in over a decade for that office. He is recognized in the legal community as a top criminal attorney, having personally chaired over 250 criminal jury trials, including over 40 first degree murder convictions.

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