Judge Robert Morris
In 2009 Judge Morris began his service on the Second District Court of Appeal. Immediately prior, he was the chief judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/Pasco), where he had served as a judge since 1997. In addition to traditional judicial duties, he currently serves on the Supreme Court Judicial Management Council and the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
Before becoming a judge, he practiced law for seventeen years, including as a prosecutor, a partner and state-wide management committee member in a national law firm, and as the principal of his own firm. His practice focused on commercial litigation as well as business and real estate law. He also served on the boards of directors of a bank and a hospital. Martindale-Hubbell rated him AV.
Judge Morris holds a B.S. from the University of Florida, a J.D. from DePaul University, and a LL.M. from Duke University. He was editor-in-chief of the Duke law review Judicature. Born in Jacksonville, he graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and married his high school classmate. Together they have raised three children.