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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of C. Howard Hunter and Gilbert M. Singer to the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
Hunter, 57, of Brandon, has practiced with Hill Ward Henderson P.A. since 2000. Previously, he practiced with Freeman, Hunter, and Malloy from 1993 to 2000, and with Melkus & Hunter from 1983 to 1993. His community involvement includes serving on the executive board of the Gulf Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America since 2000 and as president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1997. He previously served on the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission from 2000 to 2006. Hunter received bachelor’s and law degrees from Florida State University. He succeeds S. Cary Gaylord and is appointed for a term beginning September 7, 2012, and ending July 1, 2016.
Singer, 56, of Tampa, has been practicing with Marcadis Singer P.A. since 2011. Previously, he practiced with Russ Sauer P.A. from 1979 to 1994 and 1999 to 2011. He has served on the Florida Commission on Human Relations since 2002 and was elected chair in 2011. Singer received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a law degree from the University of Miami. He succeeds Charles W. Kearney and is appointed for a term beginning September 7, 2012, and ending July 1, 2016.
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