Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Susan L. Kelsey to the First District Court of Appeal.

Kelsey, 55, of Tallahassee, is a sole practitioner with the Kelsey Appellate Law Firm, P.A. Previously, she practiced with Anchors, Smith, Grimsely, P.L. from 2005-2007. She began her legal career in 1988. Kelsey is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has served as the President of the First District Appellate American Inn of Court. Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University and her law degree from the University of Florida. Susan fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Philip J. Padovano.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Susan Kelsey brings extensive appellate law experience to the First District Court of Appeal bench. Susan’s experience and commitment to the rule of law will serve her well on the bench.”


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