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Attorney General Pam Bondi has appointed Amit Agarwal as Florida’s solicitor general.

Amit Agarwal Agarwal served as deputy chief to the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida before being named solicitor general.

Previously, Agarwal clerked in the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Samuel Alito and served as an attorney advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Additionally, Agarwal served as a law clerk for Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Edward Becker in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.

“I am pleased to appoint Amit Agarwal state solicitor general and look forward to working with him to defend Florida’s constitution, its statutes, and our citizens,” said Bondi.

Agarwal graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University.

The Florida solicitor general is the state government’s principal appellate counsel, representing the interests of the state throughout Florida’s appellate courts and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The solicitor general also serves as the Richard W. Ervin Eminent Scholar Chair and a visiting professor of law at the Florida State University College of Law.