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Chief Judge Frederick Lauten Unanimously Reelected

Chief Judge Frederick Lauten Unanimously Reelected

Orlando, FL – In a unanimous vote, the judges of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court have reelected the Honorable Frederick J. Lauten as Chief Judge. Judge Lauten was initially elected last August to complete the term of former Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr.

A native of the Chicago area, Judge Lauten received his BA in History in 1975, followed by his MBA in 1976, both from Rollins College. He received his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University in 1979. Judge Lauten worked as an assistant state attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit for over ten years before being appointed to the Orange County bench in 1993. Since being appointed to the circuit bench in 1999, Judge Lauten has served as an Administrative Judge for both the circuit criminal and circuit civil divisions.

Off the bench, Judge Lauten has been an advocate for judicial education. From 2006 to 2012, he served as Dean of the Florida Judicial College. He currently serves as Chair of the Education Committee of the Conference of Circuit Court Judges.

“It is an honor to be reelected as Chief Judge of the Ninth, a Circuit with such a rich legal tradition. I pledge to work tirelessly, alongside my fellow judges and staff, to ensure that everyone is afforded their constitutional right to due process and equal access to justice,” said Judge Lauten.

Judge Lauten’s two-year term as Ninth Circuit Chief Judge officially begins on July 1, 2015. The Ninth Circuit serves Orange and Osceola counties and is the third largest circuit in Florida.