Supreme Court JNC Chair Daniel Nordby Announces Florida Supreme Court Nominees


Shutts & Bowen LLP Tallahassee partner Daniel E. Nordby transmitted the list of Florida Supreme Court nominees for consideration by Governor Ron DeSantis on January 23, 2020.

Daniel, who is Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, announced the list of nine nominees after the Commission interviewed 32 applicants for the two seats vacated by former justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck. Governor DeSantis has up to 60 days to appoint their replacements.

Daniel was reappointed to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor DeSantis in July 2019. He previously served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Commission from 2012-2018. Commenting on the Commission’s selections, Daniel stated, “Justices Lagoa and Luck set a high bar during their short time on the Florida Supreme Court. I have complete confidence in Governor DeSantis as he decides how best to fill their vacancies from this talented list of nominees.”

To read the full list of nominees, click here.

About Daniel E. Nordby

Daniel Nordby is a partner in the Tallahassee office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Appellate Practice Group. His practice focuses on high-profile, high stakes matters of law and public policy, particularly in the areas of constitutional, appellate and administrative law. Over the course of his career, Daniel has developed extensive experience in the area of government and administrative law. He is a Past Chair of the Florida Bar’s Administrative Law Section and has served on the Section’s Executive Council for more than a decade. Daniel has represented clients in some of Florida’s largest competitive procurements and has served as counsel of record in a variety of administrative and judicial proceedings involving the application of constitutional and administrative law principles. He has personally presented oral argument on multiple occasions before the Florida Supreme Court, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on high-profile matters of constitutional law.

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