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First District Court of Appeal
2000 Drayton Drive.
Tallahassee, Florida

(850) 487-1000 main

(850) 488-6151 clerk's office

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Judge Richard W. Ervin, III



  • Birthdate: October 16, 1934

  • Birthplace: Palatka, Florida

  • Spouse: Carol

  • Children: Five

  • Degrees: B.A., Florida State University, 1957;LL.B., University of Florida, College of Law, 1960

  • Offices and Positions: Judge, District Court of Appeal, First District, January 1977 to present; Chief Judge, First District Court of Appeal, 1983-85; Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit, July 1963 to January 1977; Assistant United States District Attorney, Northern District of Florida, April 1960 until January 1963; Civil Practice, 1963-1969.

  • Bar Offices and Activitites: Member of The Florida Bar and the Tallahassee Bar Association; Florida Appellate Court Rules Committee; Governor's Council on Criminal Justice.

  • Religious and Civic Associations: Member of Episcopal Church of the Advent; former member of Exchange, Elk's and Toastmasters Clubs.

  • Honors and Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta (legal fraternity), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honorary fraternity).



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