Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Frederic Rand Wallis to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
Wallis, 45 years old, of Orlando, has served as a circuit judge on the Ninth Judicial Circuit since 2008. From 2001-2008, he was a partner with Cabaniss, Smith, Toole, and Wiggins. From 1995-2008, he was in private practice as an associate attorney in Orlando and several other firms. He specialized in representing clients in complex products liability cases. From 1993-1995, he served as an Assistant State Attorney in the State Attorney’s Office, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. Wallis earned his bachelor’s degree from Furman University and his law degree from Stetson University.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Judge Wallis has proven to be a fair and capable judge on the Ninth Judicial Circuit. I am confident that he will bring the same sense of fairness and respect for the law with him to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.”