1/26/2012 Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today the appointment of Scott Mitchell of Jacksonville to the Duval County Court.

Mitchell, 54, has been a sole practitioner since 2010. Previously, he practiced with Lester and Mitchell from 1995 to 2010, with Moran and Mitchell from 1993 to 1995, Coxe and Mitchell from 1989 to 1993, and with Coxe and Schemer from 1986 to 1989. He served as an assistant state attorney with the Fourth Judicial Circuit from 1982 to 1986. Mitchell received a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and a law degree from Florida State University.

“During his 29 years of practicing law in Duval County, Scott has handled cases reflecting a broad spectrum of the criminal justice system,” Governor Scott said. “His experience in both public and private practice have given him the perspective to make decisions in an unbiased manner and according to the rule of law.”

Mitchell will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Tyrie W. Boyer to the Fourth Judicial Circuit.

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