Governor makes two judicial appointments

Governor makes two judicial appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently made two judicial appointments, one to the Fourth Judicial Circuit court and one to the Fifth Circuit bench.

 L.E. Hutton of Neptune Beach to serve as a judge on the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court

Hutton has served as chief assistant state attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit since 2017. Previously, he was a partner at Willis, Ferebee, & Hutton. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and juris doctor from the University of Florida. Hutton fills the judicial vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Lester.

Timothy McCourt of Ocala to serve as a judge on the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court

McCourt has served as general counsel and deputy sheriff for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office since 2019. Previously, he served as an assistant state attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his juris doctor from the University of Florida. McCourt fills the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Metz.

Originally published at https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/governor-makes-two-judicial-appointments-7/

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