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

(850) 487-1000 main

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Judge T. Kent Wetherell, II



         Born August 26, 1970 in Daytona Beach, Florida

         Married, two children




         J.D. (High Honors), Florida State University, 1995

         B.S. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude), Florida State University, 1992




         October 1, 2009 by Governor Charlie Crist




         Judge, First District Court of Appeal, 2009-present

         Administrative Law Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings, 2002-09

         Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General, 1999-2002

         Private practice, Hopping, Green, Sams & Smith, Tallahassee, 1995-99




         Florida Bar

o   Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, 2016-present

  Appellate Rules Liaison, 2016-present

  Chair, Subcommittee V, 2017-18

o   Administrative Law Section

  Executive Council, 2006-10

o   Appellate Practice Section

o   Appellate Court Rules Committee, 2010-16

  Chair, 2015-16

  Vice-chair, 2014-15

  Criminal Law Subcommittee Chair, 2013-14

  Criminal Law Subcommittee Vice-chair, 2012-13

o   Environmental and Land Use Law Section, 1995-99

  Legislative Committee Chair, 1998-99

o   Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee, 1996-99

o   Administrative Practice Manual Steering Committee, 2008-09

         Judicial Branch

o   Appellate Court Technology Committee, 2010-present

o   eFACTS Change Advisory Board, 2014-present

o   Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, 2009-present

o   Appellate Court Website Redesign Workgroup, 2015-16

o   Judicial Branch Legal Research Workgroup, 2012


o   The Federalist Society

o   Tallahassee Bar Association

o   First District Court of Appeal Appellate Inn of Court, 2011-18

o   National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary Board of Directors, 2013-15




         Florida Law Because of and According to Mickey: The “Top 5" Florida Cases and Statutes Involving Walt Disney World, Florida Coastal Law Journal, 2002

         Small Scale Plan Amendments:  Legislative or Quasi-judicial in Nature?, Florida Bar Journal, April 1999

         The New Burdens of Proof in Ad Valorem Tax Valuation Cases, FSU Law Review, 1998

         Rulemaking Reforms and Restrictions on Agencies’ Use of Non-Rule Policy in the New APA:  A “Catch 22” for State Agencies?, Florida Bar Journal, March 1997 (co-author)

         The Practitioner’s “Road Maps” to the Revised APA, Florida Bar Journal, March 1997  (co-author)

         The Legislature Tweaks McDonald Again:  The New Restrictions in Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act on the Use of “Unadopted Rules” and “Incipient Policies” by State Agencies, University of Florida Law Review, 1996 (co-author)

         Private Property Rights Legislation:  The “Midnight Version” and Beyond, FSU Law Review, 1994

         Periodic articles in the Administrative Law Section Newsletter and the Environmental & Land Use Law Section Reporter, 1997-2007




         Dawn Mackland, Career Attorney

         Brooke McCormick, Law Clerk

          Penny Kuhl, Judicial Assistant




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