Paul Huck Jr. is one of the two candidates proposed by former President Donald Trump to serve as a court-appointed special master who would examine documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.

In a new court filing, the Justice Department proposed Barbara S. Jones, a retired judge nominated by former President Bill Clinton, and Thomas B. Griffith, a retired appeals court judge who was nominated by former President George W. Bush.

Trump named Raymond J. Dearie, a former federal judge nominated by former President Ronald Reagan, as the other candidate.

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Who is Paul Huck Jr.?

Paul Huck Jr. is a former general counsel to then-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist who once served as the state’s deputy attorney general. Huck is the founder of a law firm and a former partner at Jones Day.

Juan C. Enjamio, managing partner of Hunton & Williams’ Miami office, said he has been in talks with Huck for several months.

“We’ve always known Paul, some of us lawyers individually and also from his great reputation,” Enjamio said. “He’s a quality person … and a strong addition to our team.”

He worked at Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables for four years.

“Hunton & Williams is fortunate that he has joined,” Dean Colson, managing partner at Colson Hicks Eidson said. “We know that Paul will continue to be very successful, and we wish him nothing but the best.”

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Governor Rick Scott recently appointed Huck to the Miami-Dade Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, and he previously served on the board of the South Florida Water Management District.

He is married to Third District Court of Appeal Judge Barbara Lagoa and son of U.S. District Judge Paul Huck Sr. in Miami.