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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Phil Hubbart

Phillip A. Hubbart served for 19 years as a judge on the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida; 12 years as a public defender in Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C.; and over 30 years as adjunct professor of law in Miami. From 1965-1975, he served as a defense attorney for Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee.

He is the author of a major treatise on the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution. Making Sense of Search and Seizure Law: A Fourth Amendment Handbook (Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed., 2015). He is also the editor and commentator on a collection of his great-great grandfather’s 117 Civil War letters. An Iowa Soldier Writes Home: The Civil War Letters of Private Daniel J. Parvin (Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, 2011).

He is currently retired in Miami and is writing a memoir for his son and grandchildren. He and his wife Martha recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.