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Senior Judge

BIRTHPLACE: Wilmington, Delaware

DEGREES: B.A. in Political Science, Vanderbilt University, 1965; J.D. (with Honors) University of Florida College of Law, 1968.

LEGAL OFFICE & POSITIONS: Chief Judge, July 2009 - June 2011; Chairman, Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, 2009-2010; Chairman, District Court of Appeal Budget Commission, 2009-2011; District Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, January 8, 2003 - present; Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial Circuit, November 1997 - January 2003; private practice, Monaco, Smith, Hood, Perkins, Loucks & Stout, Daytona Beach, 1988-1997; Cobb & Cole, Daytona Beach, 1976-1988; Abraham, Kaney, Monaco & Main, Daytona Beach, 1975-1976; Raymond, Wilson, Karl, Conway & Barr, Daytona Beach, 1972-1975; Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General, 1968-1972; Research Assistant for Judge Woodie Liles, Second District Court of Appeal, 1968.

BAR OFFICE & ACTIVITIES: The Florida Bar; The Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee; Volusia County Bar Association (Secretary 1977-78; President 1984-85); Volusia Civil Trial Lawyers Association (President 1987-88); Dunn-Blount Chapter, American Inns of Court (Founding President 2001-2002); Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (1983-1997); Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer (1997).

PUBLICATIONS: Author of Florida Forms For Appellate Practice (Harrison Pub. 1978); The Law In Florida - Appellate Practice (Harrison Pub. 1979); Florida Appellate Practice Forms and Commentary (Harrison Pub. 4th Edition 1998); University of Florida Law Review, Executive Editor (1967-68).