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First District Court of Appeal
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Tallahassee, Florida

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Marshal's Office

The Office of the Marshal is responsible for maintaining the Court's buildings and overseeing the Court's personnel and financial matters. In addition the Marshal's Office is responsible for opening court and keeping order in the courtroom as well as operating the Court's library and maintaining the Court's computer network.

Marshal J. Daniel McCarthy


Degrees: LL.M. (Highest Honors), George Washington Law School, 1991; J.D. (With Honors), Duke Law School, 1983; B.S., U.S. Naval Academy 1977.

Military Service: Marshal McCarthy served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, retiring as a Navy Captain in 2002. While on active duty, Marshal McCarthy served in numerous assignments at sea and abroad including: Executive Assistant to the Judge Advocate General 1991-1993; Military Legal Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy 1993-1998; and Commanding Officer Trial Service Office Southeast 1998-2002.

Post-Military Career: Marshal McCarthy’s has served stints as senior counsel at Holland & Knight LLP; Director of Military Affairs, Veteran & Disabled Services for City of Jacksonville; Chief Assistant State Attorney 4th Judicial Circuit; Director at Wounded Warrior Project; and Executive Director of Center for Smart Justice at Florida TaxWatch.


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