4/21/2011 Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Shonna Young Gay of Panama City to the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court.

“Throughout the course of her legal career, Shonna has gained a vast range of experience that I believe will allow her to review every case she presides over with diligence, fairness and integrity,” Governor Scott said. “I am confident that her dedicated work ethic and conservative values will be a great asset to this court.”

Gay, 41, has been a civil traffic hearing officer since 2009 and a sole practitioner since 2006. Previously, she practiced with Taylor and Gay from 2006 to 2007 and Staats and White from 2000 to 2006. From 1994 to 2000 she served as an assistant state attorney. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law.

Gay will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Judy Pittman Biebel.

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