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

(850) 487-1000 main

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 Judge Paul M. Hawkes

  • Paul M. Hawkes resigned from the First District Court of Appeal  effective January 4, 2012

  • Appointed: By Governor Jeb Bush on January 2, 2003

  • Born: March 6, 1957 in New London, Connecticut

  • Married: Leslie K. Greer in 1975

  • Five sons: Jeremiah, Benjamin, Joshua, Jacob and Caleb

  • Military: USAF 1975 - 1978.

  • Education: High School Diploma, Cumberland, ME,  University of South Florida, 1983 BS Cum Laude, Florida State University 1985 JD with honors

  • Legal Practice: Rumberger Kirk Caldwell Cabinas & Burke PA (1986), Private practice, Crystal River Florida (1988-2000)    

  • Government: Assistant State Attorney, 5th Judicial Circuit, State of Florida (1986-1988),  State Representative, Florida House District 26 and District 43 (1990-1994), Constitutional Revision Commission (1997/1998), Office of Policy & Budget, Executive Office of the Governor (2000), Chief of Policy, Florida House of Representatives (2000-2002).



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