Judge Monterey Campbell
Judge Campbell received his B.A. and L.L.B. degrees from the university of Florida in 1952 and 1954, and the served as an officer on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1956. From 1956 to 1980, he practiced law in a small multi-member law firm that engaged in general practice but emphasized business law and civil trial practice. He served as an associate City Attorney for the City of Bartow and as City Prosecutor. In addition to his private practice as a partner in his law firm, from 1959 to 1977 he was a special part-time prosecuting attorney for Polk County. The last six of those years he served as Chief Assistant State Attorney and was charged with the responsibility of advising the grand jury and trying major cases. From 1969 to 1980, he was a General Counsel to the Florida Citrus Commission. He served several successive terms as Chairman of the Florida Bar's Tenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.
In 1985, he was elected by the General Synod of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church to serve as that denomination's Moderator for 1986-1987. As Moderator, he served as a member of all the denomination's various Boards, including the Board of Trustees of Erskine college, Due West, South Carolina.
Governor Graham appointed Judge Campbell to the Second District Court of Appeal, and he took office on February 8, 1980. He was retained in 1982, 1988, and 1994. He served as Chief Judge of the court from 1988 to 1990. During his tenure on the court, he has served on the Florida Bar's Judicial Administration Selection and Tenure Committee (Chairman), the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, and Appellate Rules committee, the Executive Council of the General Practice Session, and as Chairman of the Florida Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Local Rules. In 1985, 1987, and 1991, the was elected by the Conference of District Court of Appeal judges to represent that Conference on the Florida Judicial Council, and in 1995 was appointed by the Chief Justice to serve on the successor Judicial Management council. He served as President of the Florida Conference of District court of Appeal Judges in 1995-1996. he served as Chief Justice Appointee to the State/Federal Judicial council. He is a member of the Florida Bar, American Bar Association, and the American Judicature Society. He has attended Appellate Judges Seminars at New York University Law School, Harvard Law School, and others, sponsored by the Institute of Judicial Administration, the American bar Association and the American Academy of Judicial Education.