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Judge F. Rand Wallis

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About this Court Position
About this Court Position

Candidate Background

Judicial Background

  • 2013 - present: Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott. In 2014, he won the retention vote by 71.2%.
  • 2008 - 2013: Circuit Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit Court. Appointed by Governor Charlie Crist.* Re-elected to a full term in 2010 by 82.6% of the vote.

Additional Background

When he was appointed to his first judicial position, Judge Wallis was Partner at a law firm. He spent 8 years practicing law. Most of that time was at a law firm that specializes in accidents, administrative/government, and appeals. Before that, he was an Assistant State Attorney.

This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.

Expected Retirement


This judge is a textualist, who uses an interpretation of the Constitution that is advocated by the Federalist Society.

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* Appointed instead of running for election because of a vacancy between election cycles.