Eric Reed, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office and President of the Orange County Bar Association, spoke during the 2021 Judicial Investiture Ceremonies honoring eleven Ninth Judicial Circuit Judges.
Eric recognized the eleven judges who were invested over the course of four ceremonies held in August, September, November and December. On August 20th, Judges Andrew Bain, John Beamer, Paetra Brownlee and Elizabeth Gibson were celebrated, while Judges Christy Collins and Mikaela Nix-Walker were celebrated on September 24th. Investitures continued on November 5th for Judges Michael Dean, Gisela Laurent and Joshua Mize, with the most recent investiture ceremony taking place on December 3rd for Judges Vincent Falcone III and Barbara Leach.
In the Orange County Bar Association’s November President’s Message, Eric expressed his gratitude for the ability to safely resume the investiture ceremonies that honor our newest judges as they don their robe and take the bench, which had been previously halted due to the pandemic.
“Although they have been on the job for a few months to over a year, we finally get to celebrate each of them in full swing,” said Eric. “I am thankful for having such a great judiciary in our circuit.”
About Eric C. Reed
Eric Reed is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Eric combines his trial experience and communications skills in disputes involving commercial litigation, construction litigation, commercial landlord/tenant litigation, commercial and consumer collections and replevins, mortgage and lien foreclosures, and general lender representation. Currently, Eric serves as President of the Orange County Bar Association. He also serves as a board member of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, the Orange County Bar Foundation and he previously chaired the Orange County Bar Association Judicial Relations Committee.