Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ~ In a recent announcement, Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed two individuals to serve as judges in the state of Florida. The first appointment is Robert Pickens III, a resident of Welaka, who will now serve as a Judge on the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court. Pickens brings with him a wealth of experience, having previously worked as an associate at Holmes & Young, P.A. since 2021 and also serving as an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

Pickens holds a bachelor's degree from Jacksonville University and a juris doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law. He will be filling the judicial vacancy left by the resignation of Judge Clayton.

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The second appointment is Kevin Hellmann, hailing from Miami, who will now serve as a Judge on the Miami-Dade County Court. Hellmann has been working as an Assistant Public Defender in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit since 1996. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a juris doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.

Hellmann's appointment fills the judicial vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Gamez. Both Pickens and Hellmann bring valuable experience and qualifications to their new roles as judges in Florida's judicial system.

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