Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Sam Salario and the Hon. Matthew Lucas for their appointments to the Second District Court of Appeal. Governor Scott appointed Salario and Lucas to fill the vacancies created by the Florida Legislature last session.
Soon-to-be Judge Salario will spend a few weeks wrapping up his practice as a partner at Carlton Fields. I’ve known Sam since our clerkship days (we both worked for Federal judges in the same courthouse at the same time) and I am so thrilled to see him ascend to the bench. Judge Lucas currently serves as a Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge in Tampa.
Best of luck to them both as they transition to life on the appellate bench, and to the entire Second DCA as they adjust to having two more judges to handle the case load!