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Governor makes three judicial appointments

State Seal of FloridaGov. Ron DeSantis recently made three judicial appointments — one to the First Judicial Circuit and one each to Lake and Pasco counties.

  • Steven Warrick of Gulf Breeze to serve as judge on the First Judicial Circuit Court

Warrick has been a partner at Brooks, Warrick & Associates since 2008. Previously, he was an associate at Fitzgerald & Brooks. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University. Warrick fills the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Mary Polson.

  • Chad Monty of Sorrento to serve as judge in Lake County

Monty has served as assistant state attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit since 2012. Previously, he was the owner of the Law Office of Chad J. Monty. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and his law degree from Stetson University. Monty fills the judicial vacancy created by the enactment of HB 7027.

  • Knute Nathe of Dade City to serve as judge on the Pasco County Court

 Nathe has been an associate at McClain Alfonso since 2014. Previously, he served as an assistant state attorney in the 13th Circuit.

He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida. Nathe fills the judicial vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Dustin Anderson.

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