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City Attorney Tim McCausland Appointed to the Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Five to
Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

 

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Donald H. Wilson and the appointments of Kenneth B. Evers, Timothy J. McCausland, John H. Shannon and Robert S. Swaine to the Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

Wilson, 60, of Homeland, has practiced at Boswell and Dunlap L.L.P. for 30 years, where he serves as general counsel for Polk State College and handles various cases and transactions for the Polk County School Board.  He received a bachelor's degree from Stetson University and a law degree from the University of Florida. Wilson is reappointed for a term beginning September 22, 2011, and ending July 1, 2014.  He is appointed from the list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar.

Evers, 43, of Wauchula, has been a sole practitioner since 2000. He is currently a member of the Kiwanis Club of Wauchula and served as president in 2000. Evers is also a member of Hardee County Bar Association and served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1989.  He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Florida and law degree from Stetson University College of Law.  Evers succeeds Richard Straughn and is appointed for a term beginning September 22, 2011, and ending July 1, 2015. 

McCausland, 60, of Bartow, has been the attorney for the City of Lakeland since 1992.  A member of the Florida Municipal Attorney’s Association since 1987, he served as president from 2010 to 2011. He is also the president of Palm Island Spice Company. McCausland served in the United States Army Reserve from 1971 to 1977 and received an associate degree from Polk Community College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a law degree from Florida State University College of Law. He succeeds Deborah Oates and is appointed for a term beginning September 22, and ending July 1, 2014.  He is appointed from the list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar.

Shannon, 64, of Lakeland, has been a sole practitioner since 1975, excluding his service as the attorney for the City of Fort Meade during the 1990s.  He is a member of the Lakeland Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association and the American Association of Justice. A military veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972, he received an associate degree from Edison Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a law degree from Cumberland School of Law.  Shannon succeeds Alejandro Pujol and is appointed for a term beginning September 22, and ending July 1, 2015.  He is appointed from the list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar.

Swaine, 37, of Sebring, has been a partner at Swaine and Harris P.A. since 2003.  Previously, he was an associate at Frost, Van Den, Boom and Smith P.A. from 2001 to 2003.  He is currently on the executive council of the real property, probate and trust law section of the Florida Bar and has been a member since 2003.  Swaine has been a member of the Highlands County Bar Association since 2003 and served as President from 2007 to 2008. He has also served as attorney advisor for the Highlands County Teen Court since 2004.  Swaine received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Florida State University.  He succeeds Mitchell Franks and is appointed for a term beginning September 22, 2011, and ending July 1, 2015.

 

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