TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Frank Clark, Keef Owens, Thomas Hedler, Jonathan Walker, and Gregory Johnsen as Judges of Compensation Claims.

Clark, 54, of Port Charlotte, has been an associate with All Injuries Law Firm, P.A. since 2007. He was previously a Sole Practitioner with Frank Clark, P.A. from 1998-2007 and an associate with Shofi, Smith, Hennen, Jenkins, Stanley & Gramovot, P.A. from 1995-1998. Clark received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and law degree from the University of South Florida.

Owens, 42, of Orlando, has been an attorney with Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe since 2002. He was previously a staff attorney for the Fifth District Court of Appeal from 1998-2002. Owens received his bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and law degree from the University of Florida.

Hedler, 42, of West Palm Beach, has been a partner with Wender, Hedler & Hesser, P.A. since 2011. He was previously a partner with Sternberg & Hedler, P.A. from 2010-2011 and from 2008-2010 he was an associate with Masnikoff & Sternberg, P.A. Hedler received his bachelor’s degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and law degree from Florida State University.

Walker, 50, of Pace, has been a managing partner with Conroy Simberg since 2002. He was previously an assistant county attorney in Walton County from 2000-2001 and an assistant state attorney for the First Judicial Circuit from 1997-1999. Walker received his bachelor’s degree from University of West Florida and law degree from Samford University.

Johnsen, 46, of Pembroke Pines, has been a state mediator for the State of Florida since 2006. He was previously a senior associate with Coia & Sutton, P.A. from 2002-2006 and from 1995-2002 he was a senior associate with Valdes & Villaverde, P.A. Johnsen received his bachelor’s degree from the Barry University and law degree from the University of Miami.

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