Degrees: B.S., Florida State University,
1971; J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1975.
Offices and Positions: Chief Judge, District Court
of Appeal, First District, July 2001 to
June 2003; Judge, District Court of Appeal, First District, January
1990 to September 2009; Public Defender,Second Judicial Circuit, January 1981 to January 1990; private
practice of law, October 1975 toDecember 1980; Assistant State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit,
October 1978 to March 1980.
Judicial, Legal, and Teaching Activities:
President, Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges;
Chairman, District Court of Appeal BudgetCommission, July 2002 to June 2003; Adjunct Professor of Law, Florida State University
College of Law,August 1998 to
April 2001; faculty member, Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies,1994 through 1998; speaker in numerous continuing legal education
programs; twice elected president, Florida Public
Defenders Association; pastpresident,
Gadsden County Bar Association; former chairman, Criminal Justice
InformationSystems Council; former
member, Judicial Council of Florida; former member, JusticeAdministrative Commission; former member, Florida Parole and
Committee; service on numerous committees of the Florida Bar and theSupreme Court of Florida.
Honors and Awards:
L. Clayton Nance Award (for
distinguished public service) (1995);FirstHonorary Member,
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1990); HonoraryLife Member, Florida Public Defenders Association (1989).