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The Honorable
Vincent G. Torpy , Jr.

Judge Torpy

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DEGREES: Brevard Community College, Cocoa, Florida, A.A., A.S. 1980; University of Central Florida, B.A., Magna Cum Laude 1981; The Florida State University, J.D., with highest honors, 1983 (graduated second in class).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, January, 2003, - Present; Circuit Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, December 1999 through January, 2003; Partner, Frese, Nash & Torpy, P.A., Melbourne, Florida, 1986-1999; Associate Attorney, Peirsol, Boroughs, Grimm, Bennett & Griffin, P.A., Orlando, Florida 1983 - 1986; Adjunct Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 1986 - 2003; Police Officer, Town of Indialantic Police Department, Indialantic, Florida, 1975 - 1981.

BAR OFFICES AND ACTIVITIES: The Brevard County Bar Association; Vassar Carlton Chapter of American Inns of Court, Emeritus Member (President 2003-2004; Master 1997-2004); Grievance Committee Member, Eighteenth Circuit, 1994 - 1997; Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 1993 - 1999; Board Certified Business Ligitation Lawyer, 1997 - 1999.

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS: Editor and Member, The Florida State University College of Law, Law Review; Order of the Coif; Martindale-Hubbell “A.V.” attorney rating;

PUBLICATIONS: “Police Officer May Not Be Dismissed For Failure to Take Polygraph,” 11 Fla. State Univ. L. Rev. 697 (1983); “United States v. Ross and The Container Cases, 10 Fla. State Univ. L. Rev. 471 (1982).

OTHER CIVIC ACTIVITIES: General Counsel, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, 1996 - 1999; Part-time Deputy Sheriff, Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, 1997 - 1999; Director, Police Althletic League, 1997 - 1999; Director, Children’s Advocacy Center, 1998; Board Attorney, Melbourne Fire Pension Board, 1997 - 1999; Board Attorney, Melbourne Police Pension Board, 1989 - 1991; Board Attorney, Satellite Beach Police and Fire Pension Board, 1997 - 1999; Assistant City Attorney, City of Sebastian, 1989-1995.