TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Nirlaine Tallandier Smartt to the St. Lucie County Court.

Smartt, 48, of Port St. Lucie, has been an assistant state attorney with the Ninteenth Circuit since 2009. She practiced with Tallandier-Smartt & Everett-Jones, P.A. from 1996-1998, and Butler, Burnette & Pappas from 1995-1996. She also served as an assistant state attorney for the Thirteenth Circuit from 1993-1995. Smartt received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York College at Oswego and her law degree from Vanderbilt University. Smartt fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Thomas J. Walsh, Jr.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Nirlaine has a strong legal background, and I am confident she will serve the families of St. Lucie County with integrity.”

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