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Governor Names West Point Grad Ninth Circuit Judge

General magistrate Craig McCarthy elevated in Ninth Circuit

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By CJF Editors


Orlando attorney and circuit court magistrate Craig McCarthy was appointed Monday to the Ninth Judicial Circuit by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Craig McCarthy

He is a former chair of the Florida Bar Association’s Public Interest Law Section and founding chair of the section’s Parents Advocacy Committee, the group posted on its website. His private practice spanned 16 years before being appointed in 2021 as magistrate by Chief Judge Donald A. Myers.

McCarthy earned a law degree from Florida State University after gaining a bachelor’s at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

McCarthy fills the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Bob LeBlanc.

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Roy M Postel
Roy M Postel
Roy M Postel is a resident of Fernandina Beach ("off Island"). He is a general assignment Citizens Journal Florida reporter with a keen interest in politics and history. He loves to investigate tips from fellow citizens. Contact him at [email protected]
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