The Honorable Lacey A. Collier is a senior U.S. district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in Pensacola. He was nominated to the court by President George H. W. Bush and confirmed unanimously in 1991. Judge Collier was the first FSU law school graduate to be appointed to the federal bench. He assumed senior status in 2003. Judge Collier has, with great satisfaction, hired several FSU Law alumni as clerks during his time on the bench. Prior to his appointment, Judge Collier was an assistant state attorney from 1977-1984 and a circuit judge from 1984-1991 in the First Judicial Circuit. Prior to law school, Judge Collier served for 20 years as a pilot in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1975 as a lieutenant commander with more than 5,000 flight hours, 450 carrier landings and 140 combat missions over North Vietnam. Judge Collier has been very involved in the Pensacola community. In recognition of his work to create an 11,000-square-foot Snoezelen multi-sensory facility for children with severe disabilities at the Escambia Westgate School, the Lacey A. Collier Sensory Complex is named in his honor.