Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Edwin A. Scales, III to the Third District Court of Appeal.
Scales, 47, of Key West, has been the President of Edwin A. Scales, III, P.A. since 2000, and of counsel with GrayRobinson since 2003. His practice consists primarily of commercial and appellate litigation. Scales is currently the general counsel of the Florida Citrus Commission, vice chair of the Florida Keys Community College Board, vice chair of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and is a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors. Previously, Scales was the general counsel for Historic Tours of America, and practiced with Lane, Trohn, Clarke, Bertrand, and Williams, and served as a Key West City Commissioner. Scales received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida. Scales fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Angel A. Cortinas. He is the first Monroe County lawyer appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal bench since its creation in 1957.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Ed has demonstrated a strong command of the law through his decades of legal experience and public service. I am confident he will be a superior judge and will serve Florida’s families with honesty, integrity, and true devotion to the rule of law.”