Gov. Ron DeSantis announced four judicial appointments April 17, including one to the 7th Judicial Circuit Court and one to the Putnam County Court.
DeSantis appointed Rose Marie Karadsheh Preddy, of Saint Johns, to serve on the 7th Judicial Circuit Court, which encompasses Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.
Preddy has been the owner of Preddy Law Firm since 2000.
Previously, she was an associate attorney with Anderson & Stevens.
Preddy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Temple University.
She fills the judicial vacancy created by the Jan. 4, 2023, retirement of Judge Margaret Hudson.
DeSantis appointed Anne Marie Gennusa, of Palatka, to serve on the Putnam County Court.
Gennusa has been the owner of Gennusa Law since 1999.
Previously, she served as an assistant state attorney in the 7th Judicial Circuit.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Mercy College and her law degree from Temple University.
She fills the judicial vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Joseph Boatwright, who was appointed by DeSantis to the 5th District Court of Appeal.
DeSantis also appointed Erik Leontiev, of Cape Coral, and Russell Kirshy, of Punta Gorda, to serve on the 20th Judicial Circuit Court, which comprises five counties in Southwest Florida.