Ron DeSantis Names Two New Judges

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced two judicial appointments, one to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court and one to the Lake County Court.

Danielle Brewer, of Arcadia, to serve as Judge on the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court.

Brewer has served as a Judge on the DeSoto County Court since her appointment by Governor Rick Scott in 2016. Previously, she served as an Associate Attorney at Swaine & Harris, P.A. for four years. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from Mercer University. Brewer fills the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Debra J. Riva.

Sarah Jones, of Mount Dora, to serve as Judge on the Lake County Court.

Jones has served as a General Magistrate in Lake County since December of 2019. Previously, she served as an Attorney in the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and her law degree from Barry University. Jones fills the judicial vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Jason Nimeth.

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