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JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY


Year Appointed to the Bench:  2009

Year Elected to the Bench:  2012

 

EDUCATION


Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (1988)
University of Tampa, B.A. (English) (1982)

 

PRESENT ASSIGNMENT: 


County Court Judge (Plant City Courthouse)

Misdemeanor

   
Criminal Traffic

Civil Traffic
County Civil


Circuit Court Judge (Acting/Plant City Courthouse)

Probate, Guardianship and Mental Health
Domestic Violence (civil injunctions)

PRIOR ASSIGNMENTS:


Veterans Treatment Court 

2013 - 2015 
Domestic Violence (criminal)
2013 - 2016
Misdemeanor Division
2011 - 2013
Domestic Violence (civil)
2010 - 2011
Family Law Division
2009 - 2010
General Magistrate (13th Circuit)
2005 - 2009

 

ARMY RESERVE LEGAL ASSIGNMENTS:


Appellate Military Judge


Army Court of Criminal Appeals

2015 - Present
Military Judge 2011 - 2015

U.S. Army Trial Judiciary

 
Senior Legal Advisor  

Special Operations Command Center (Afghanistan)

 

 

COURTS OF ADMISSION:


United States Supreme Court  1995
Florida Supreme Court
1988
United States District Court (Middle District Florida)
1989
United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit)
1992
United States Court of Military Appeals
1992
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
1996
United States Army Court of Military Review
1992
United States Air Force Court of Military Review
1992

 

CERTIFICATIONS:


Board Certification, Florida Bar  1995 - 2015 
Certified Mediator (circuit, county and family)
1994 - 2012