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First District Court of Appeal
2000 Drayton Drive.
Tallahassee, Florida

32399-0950
(850) 487-1000 main

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Judge T. Kent Wetherell, II

 

PERSONAL:

 

         Born August 26, 1970 in Daytona Beach, Florida

         Married, two children

 

EDUCATION:  

 

         J.D. (with High Honors), Florida State University, 1995

         B.S. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude), Florida State University, 1992

 

APPOINTED:

 

         October 1, 2009 by Governor Charlie Crist

 

OFFICES AND POSITIONS:  

 

         Judge, First District Court of Appeal, 2009-present

         Administrative Law Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings, 2002-09

         Deputy Solicitor General, Florida Attorney General’s Office, 1999-2002

         Private practice, Hopping, Green, Sams & Smith, Tallahassee, 1995-99

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: 

 

         Appellate Court Technology Committee, 2010-present

         Appellate Court Rules Committee, 2010-present

o   Vice-chair, 2014-present

o   Criminal Law Subcommittee Chair, 2013-14

o   Criminal Law Subcommittee Vice-chair, 2012-13

         First District Court of Appeal Appellate Inn of Court, 2011-present

         National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary

o   Board of Directors, 2013-present

         Judicial Branch Legal Research Workgroup, 2012

         Administrative Practice Manual Steering Committee, 2008-09

         Appellate Practice Section, 2010-present

         Administrative Law Section, 1995-present

o   Executive Council, 2006-10

         Environmental & Land Use Law Section, 1995-99

o   Legislative Committee Chair, 1998-99

         Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee, 1996-99

         Tallahassee Bar Association

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

 

         Florida Law Because of and According to Mickey: The “Top 5" Florida

Cases and Statutes Involving Walt Disney World, Florida Coastal Law Journal, 2002

         Small Scale Plan Amendments:  Legislative or Quasi-judicial in Nature?, Florida Bar Journal, April 1999

         The New Burdens of Proof in Ad Valorem Tax Valuation Cases, FSU Law Review, 1998

         Rulemaking Reforms and Restrictions on Agencies’ Use of Non-Rule Policy in the New APA:  A “Catch 22” for State Agencies?, Florida Bar Journal, March 1997 (co-author)

         The Practitioner’s “Road Maps” to the Revised APA, Florida Bar Journal, March 1997  (co-author)

         The Legislature Tweaks McDonald Again:  The New Restrictions in Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act on the Use of “Unadopted Rules” and “Incipient Policies” by State Agencies, University of Florida Law Review, 1996 (co-author)

         Private Property Rights Legislation:  The “Midnight Version” and Beyond, FSU Law Review, 1994

         Periodic articles in the Administrative Law Section Newsletter and the Environmental and Land Use Law Section Reporter, 1997-2007

 

STAFF: 

 

         Dawn Mackland, Career Attorney

         Amber Stoner, Law Clerk

         Penny Kuhl, Judicial Assistant

 

 


 
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