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District Judge


DEGREES: University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1970; University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1973.

LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS: District Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, August 2009 - Present; Circuit Judge, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, September 1995 - August 2009 (Presided over criminal, civil, family, dependency, and probate cases); Elected Chief Judge, July 2001 - June 2003; Brevard County Administrative Judge, July 1999 - June 2001; Civil Administrative Judge, July 1997 - June 1999; Liaison to Children’s Services Council, July 1995 - June 1996; Private practice from 1973 to 1995, with special emphasis on civil law.

HONORS & AWARDS: 2008 Trial Judge of the Year Award, presented by the American Board of Trial Advocates, Central Florida Chapter; 2002 Volie Williams/Clarence T. Johnson Outstanding Jurist Award, presented by the Brevard County Bar Association.