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Jax Daily Record Monday, Jul. 13, 202005:00 AM EST

The Marbut Report: Rogers appointed to Judicial Nominating Commission

Fleming Island attorney disbarred; Suarini, Henry join law firms.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed attorney Chanda Rogers, a partner with Faltemier Rogers in Fernandina Beach, to the 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and her law degree in 2004 from Florida Coastal School of Law.

Rogers is a past president of the Nassau County Bar Association and a member of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar. 

Rogers replaces commission member Jennifer Shoaf Richardson, who was not reappointed, for a term that expires July 1, 2024.

DeSantis reappointed Patrick Kilbane, general counsel and wealth adviser with Ullmann Wealth Partners in Jacksonville Beach, for a term ending July 1, 2024.

He also reappointed Robert Harris, managing partner with Harris Guidi Rosner in Jacksonville, through June 2024.

Judicial nominating commissions schedule annual meetings

The 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene its annual meeting at 3 p.m. July 15.

The public may access to listen to the meeting.

Election of the 2020-21 commission chair and vice chair, as well as other matters as the JNC may determine to be appropriate in conducting its business are on the agenda.

If you have questions or need special accommodations, contact Chair Jacob Brown at (904) 598-8630 or [email protected] before 5 p.m. July 13.

The 1st District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 10 via conference call for its annual Organizational Meeting.

The call-in number for public access is 888-508-8513, Participant Code: 653510#.

Fleming Island attorney disbarred

Kevin Scott Caldwell, P.O. Box 8716 in Fleming Island, was disbarred following a June 11 court order.

The Florida Bar suspended Caldwell in December for failing to respond to a disciplinary inquiry.

According to findings by the state Supreme Court, while Caldwell worked at Farah & Farah, the law firm discovered that files for a number of cases reflected that they had been “settled” but clients said they did not authorize and had no knowledge of settlements.

Irregularities, including releases and closing statements with forged or copied and pasted signatures, also were found.

When confronted with the information, Caldwell lied, claiming that clients had, in fact, given him settlement authority, the court said.

Anthony Saurini

Saurini joins Kelley Kronenberg

Anthony Saurini joined Kelley Kronenberg in Jacksonville as an associate attorney.

A 2015 graduate of Stetson University School of Law, Saurini practices first party insurance defense litigation.

Aaron Henry

Henry joins Ragsdale Liggett

Aaron Henry joined Ragsdale Liggett in Jacksonville as an associate attorney.

A 2017 graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law and a former assistant state attorney in the 10th Judicial Circuit, Henry practices construction contracts and litigation.


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