DeSantis makes four judicial appointments

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis today announced the appointments of Thomas Rebull to the Eleventh Circuit Court, Steve Berlin and Julie Sercus to the Sixth Circuit Court, and Joseph Lawhorne to the Pinellas County Court.
Thomas Rebull
Rebull, of Miami, has been a Judge for the Eleventh Circuit since 2011. He previously was a partner at Broad and Cassel and has been a member of the Cuban American Bar Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his law degree from the American University. Rebull fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Alexander Bokor to the Third District Court of Appeal.

Steve Berlin
Berlin, of St. Petersburg, is currently a Judge for Pinellas County Court. He previously served as a Lieutenant Colonel for the United States Army JAG Corps. He received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy and his law degree from the University of Florida. Berlin fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Thomas Minkoff.
Julie Sercus
Sercus, of Gulfport, has been an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor with the Office of the Attorney General since 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and her law degree from Widener University. Sercus fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Peter Ramsberger.
Joseph Lawhorne
Lawhorne, of Safety Harbor, has been an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Circuit since 2015. He received his bachelor’s degree and his law degree from the University of Mississippi. Lawhorne fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Joshua Riba to the Sixth Circuit Court.

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