Judge Robert Morris
Judge Morris was appointed by three different Florida Governors to serve as a judge in as many courts. Immediately prior to his current assignment on the Second District Court of Appeal, he served on the Circuit Court for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/Pasco) and on the Pinellas County Court before that.
In addition to traditional judicial duties, he currently serves on the Supreme Court Judicial Management Council and the Judicial Qualifications Commission. He has also served on the Supreme Court Committee on Children and Families in Court and the Trial Court Budget Commission. While on the trial court, he served as chief judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
Prior to becoming a judge, he was engaged in the practice of law for seventeen years. His experience as a lawyer includes being a prosecutor, a partner and state-wide management committee member in a national law firm, and the principal of his own law firm. He also served on the boards of directors of a bank and a hospital. Martindale Hubbell assigned him their preeminent rating of AV.
Judge Morris holds a B.S. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from DePaul University. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, graduated from Tarpon Springs (FL) High School, and married his high school classmate. They have three children.