Judge F. Rand Wallis

Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Spouse: Married


J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1992;
B.A., Furman University, Political Science, 1989

Legal Offices & Positions:

  • Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2013 – present;
  • Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, 2008-2013;
  • Partner, Cabaniss, Smith, Toole & Wiggins, P.L., Maitland, Florida, 2001-2008;
  • Associate, Cabaniss, McDonald, Smith & Wiggins, P.L., Maitland, Florida, 1996-2001;
  • Associate, Cameron, Marriott, Walsh, Hodges & Coleman, P.A., Orlando, Florida, 1995-1996;
  • Assistant State Attorney, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Sanford, Florida, 1993-1995

Honors & Awards:

  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 2011; 
  • Martindale-Hubbell "A.V." Attorney Rating; 
  • Pi Gamma Mu-International Honor Society in Social Sciences

Judicial & Bar Activities:

  • Education Committee of the District Court of Appeal Conference, 2014-present;
  • FSC Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases, Chair, 2016-present;
  • FSC Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases, member, 2014-present;
  • FSC Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity, 2015-present;
  • Appellate Website Redesign Committee, 2015-present;
  • Florida Bar Association, 1993-present;
  • Orange County Bar Association, 1996-present; 
  • The George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court, 2008-2013;
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1995-2008; 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1998-2008; 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1998-2008; 
  • American Bar Association's Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 1996-2008

Other Civic Activities:

  • Basketball Coach, Winter Park YMCA, Winter Park, Florida, 2005-2012;  
  • Grace Church, Orlando, Florida, 2007-present;  
  • Member, Rotary Club of Winter Park, Winter Park, Florida, 2008-2012. 
  • Baseball Coach, Maitland Little League, Maitland, Florida, 2012-present;
  • Board Member, Maitland Little League, Maitland, Florida, 2014-2016