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Gov. DeSantis makes two JNC appointments


State Seal of FloridaGov. Ron DeSantis recently made two appointments the the state’s Judicial Nominating Commissions.

12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

  • Ashley S. Hodson is a partner in the Sarasota office of Shutts & Bowen. She focuses on estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and estate and trust administration. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, law degree from Stetson University, and her LL.M. in taxation from the University of Denver. Hodson is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2023.

18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

  • Andrew B. Pickett has appeared in front of many judges in Brevard County, trying over 50 jury trials, in both civil and criminal court as a trial attorney for the past 11 years. He serves as the current vice chair of the 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Florida. Pickett is appointed from a list of nominees submitted by The Florida Bar for a term ending July 1, 2024.

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