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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Robert N. Clarke, Jr., Allen C. Winsor, and the reappointment of J. Andrew Atkinson, to the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
J. Andrew Atkinson, of Tallahassee, has been an attorney at Broad and Cassel since 2011. Previously, he served as Assistant General Counsel in the Executive Office of the Governor from 2009 to 2011, senior judicial law clerk to Hon. Melanie G. May in the Fourth District Court of Appeal from 2007 to 2009, and in the Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Solicitor General from 2005 to 2007. Atkinson served in the United States Army from 1997 to 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, and his law degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is reappointed for a term beginning October 17, 2012, and ending July 1, 2016.
Robert N. Clarke, Jr., of Tallahassee, has been an attorney with Ausley & McMullen, P.A., since 1984, and an Adjunct Professor of Law for Florida State University since 1999. He served in the United States Army from 1979 to 1983, the United States Army Reserves from 1983 to 2004, and received both his bachelor’s and law degrees from Florida State University. He succeeds Elizabeth R. Bevington, and is appointed for a term beginning October 17, 2012, and ending July 1, 2016. He is appointed from the list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar.
Allen C. Winsor, of Tallahassee, has been an attorney with Gray Robinson, P.A., since 2005. Previously, he was and attorney with King & Spalding, L.L.P., from 2003 to 2005. From 2002-2003, Winsor served as a law clerk to Judge Ed Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Winsor received his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, and his law degree from the University of Florida. He succeeds Carlos A. Rey, and is appointed for a term beginning October 17, 2012, and ending July 1, 2016.
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