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Friday, October 18, 2013


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL ......

And your newest Judge on the 3rd DCA is EDWIN A. SCALES.

This was not the first time that Scales was a finalist for an open seat on the 3rd.  Scales is 47 years old and he has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1991.  He has a practice that concentrates on commercial and appellate litigation with an office in Key West, Florida and he has also been Of Counsel to Gray Robinson for the past ten years. 

He is also General Counsel for the Florida Citrus Commission, Vice-Chair of the Florida Keys Community College Board, and Vice Chair of the Florida Commission on Ethics.

He has been a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors since 2005, and he also serves on the Communication, Legislation, Media & Communications Law, and Program Evaluation Committees.

Scales is also a Florida Supreme Court certified Mediator.

Scales served from 2000-2005 on the Federal JNC, and in 2009, he was appointed by Gov. Crist to the JNC for the 16th Judicial Circuit.  He was reappointed by Gov. Scott and continues to serve on that Commission.  He also served from 2001-2005 on the Key West City Commission.

Scales is a "Double-Gator" having attended both undergrad and law school at the University of Florida.  Governor Bob Martinez appointed Scales, at the age of 21, as the Student Representative to the State Board of Regents.  He also served as Student Body President at UF.

Scales was chosen from a list of six finalists that included Judge Jorge Cueto, John Greco, Judge Fleur Lobree, Judge Jose Rodriguez, and Eduardo Sanchez.

Congratulations and good luck to Judges Scales.

CAPTAIN OUT .....
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of counsel to gray rob. Geesh. That's the best we can do ?

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

the scales of justice bend to the right in florida.

Sy's Ghost said...

Nice to have Republican Connections

Anonymous said...

I don't know Judge Scales, but he has a tremendous resume. I wish him good luck, especially traveling from Key West to Miami for work everyday!

Anonymous said...

I hear he is a rather nice guy.

Anything is better than Alan Schwartz.

Anonymous said...


I don't know how you do it Rumpole, but once again you have beaten everyone on the announcement of the newest Judge on the 3rd. Can't find the story in Miami Herald, South Florida Lawyers Blog, Daily Business Review, no where!

As for where Judge Scales lives, I can't imagine him driving up from Key West every day or week. I would guess he would have to move?

Maybe he should check with former 3rd DCA Judge David Gersten, who managed to live most of his term, while on the 3rd, somewhere near Ocala in Marion County. Not sure how he pulled that one off, both from a work issue as well as a jurisdictional living issue.

Do you have any insight on that?

Thanks for keeping us well informed.

Anonymous said...

... Come on Rumpole, let's talk FOOTBALL already!!!

Catherine Vogel said...
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Catherine Vogel said...

I know the newly appointed judge Ed Scales quite well. He is a terrific person,, very smart with a great sense of humor. I'll miss him around town, especially in the mornings when I walk the beach and he's out riding his bicycle and his radio shows on the weekends. Here's a tip, he's quite the Gator fan.