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Florida courtsGov. Ron DeSantis recently made 12 appointments to Florida’s judicial nominating commissions.

Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission

  • Hunter Chamberlin of Tampa is the owner of Chamberlin Crowe, P.A. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and his juris doctor from the University of Miami. Chamberlin is reappointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.
  • Chad Mizelle of Tampa is the chief legal officer for Affinity Partners. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctor from Cornell University. Mizelle is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2024.
  • Eliot Peace of Dunedin is the associate general counsel for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina. Peace is reappointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.

Third DCA JNC

  • Daniel Schwartz of Miami Beach is the chief development officer for American Health Associates. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his juris doctor from Emory University. Schwartz is reappointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.

Fourth DCA JNC

  • Patricia Flanagan of Palm Beach Gardens is a partner at Fox Rothschild. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, her master’s at Stetson University, and her juris doctor from Stetson University. Flanagan is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.

Seventh Judicial Circuit JNC

  • Casey Arnold of St. Augustine is a shareholder of Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball. He earned his bachelor’s degree and his juris doctor from the University of Florida. Arnold is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.
  • Erica White of Port Orange is a senior associate at Kinsey Vincent Pyle. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her juris doctor from Barry University. White is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.

Ninth Judicial Circuit JNC

  • Michael A. Sasso of Winter Park is a partner at Sasso & Sasso. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctor from Barry University. Sasso is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.

11th Judicial Circuit JNC

  • Jordan Richardson of Miami is an associate at Heise Suarez Melville. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and his juris doctor from Ohio Northern University. Richardson is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.

12th Judicial Circuit JNC

  • Lisa Carlton of Sidell is the co-owner/manager of Mabry Carlton Ranch, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and her juris doctor from Mercer University. Carlton is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2024.
  • Louis Najmy of Bradenton is the firm principal of Najmy Thompson. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctor from New York Law School. Najmy is appointed from a list of nominees recommended by The Florida Bar for a term ending July 1, 2026.

14th Judicial Circuit JNC

  • Jeffrey Carter of Panama City is the president of Jeff Carter, P.A. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and his juris doctor from the University of Tennessee. Carter is reappointed for a term ending July 1, 2027.

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