Pam Bondi names ‘rising star’ Tyler Cathey new chief deputy AG

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A rising star of Florida politics just became more, um, ‘rising.’

Tyler Cathey, named last year by MavPAC as one of the “40 under 40” in Republican political circles, was announced today as the Chief Deputy Attorney General to AG Pam Bondi.

Cathey replaces Carlos Muniz, who served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Attorney General since Bondi took office. 

Cathey is currently an attorney with the Tampa office of Englander Fischer LLP. He previously worked in private practice with the Tampa office of the law firm of Holland & Knight, and he served as Special Counsel to the Attorney General’s 2010 statewide campaign during the general election. 

“Tyler is an excellent attorney, and we are excited to add his legal expertise, strong work ethic and leadership skills to the outstanding team in the Attorney General’s Office. I am so proud of the team we have built across our state and the work that is being done every day to help advance the important priorities of our office, such as ending human trafficking, stopping prescription drug abuse, and combating Medicaid fraud,” stated Bondi. 

Cathey is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. He was a Gubernatorial Fellow in Governor Jeb Bush’s Office of General Counsel.

Cathey served on the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida—Middle District, and he was the Captain of the 2010 USA Rugby Men’s National Championship team.

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