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Renatha Francis appointed Judge of the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Ron DeSantis

Renatha Francis appointed Judge of the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Ron DeSantis

Renatha Francis to be appointed Judge of the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Ron DeSantis, Justice Renatha Francis will officially take office on September 24th, 2020 and will be filling the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Robert Luck. President Donald Trump previously appointed Justice Robert Luck to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Governor DeSantis pointed out, “Judge Francis’ story demonstrates that anyone who comes to United States has an opportunity to make the most of their God-given talents, before immigrating to Florida, she ran two businesses and served as the primary caregiver for a younger sibling in Jamaica. After completing her law degree, she advanced to serve on the Miami-Dade County and then the 15th circuit court. Starting in September, she will serve as the first Jamaican-American to sit on the Florida Supreme Court and I know she will serve our state well.”

Judge Renatha Francis said, “I’m incredibly honored and humbled by this appointment and in the confidence that Governor DeSantis has shown by giving me this tremendous opportunity to serve the people of the great state of Florida, as a student of history growing up, I was and remain in awe of the United States Constitution, its freedoms and its respect for the rule of law. I look forward to applying the law as written by the people’s duly-elected representatives as I serve at the highest level of our state judiciary.”

Judge Renatha Francis is the first Jamaican American to serve on Florida’s Supreme Court. Francis currently, of West Palm Beach, serves as Judge for the 15th Circuit Court in 2019 and previously served as Judge for the Miami-Dade County Court in 2017. Renatha Francis previously served as an attorney for the 1st DCA in Tallahassee from 2011-2017. Francis received her bachelor’s from the University of The West Indies and her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal Law School. She and her husband Phillip are the parents of two sons, one of which was born recently. Francis owned and successfully operated two businesses for five years prior to attending law school.

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