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Ricky Polston

Florida Supreme Court
  • Business Law, Employment Law
  • Florida
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Biography

Hometown - Graceville, Florida

Spouse - Deborah Ehler Polston

Children - Ten (Adoptive parents of sibling group of 6)

Degrees - J.D. with High Honors, Florida State University, 1986; B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Florida State University, 1977; A.A., Chipola Jr. College, 1975.

Offices and Positions - Justice, Florida Supreme Court, October 2, 2008-present; Judge, First District Court of Appeal, January 2, 2001-October 1, 2008; Private Law Practice 1987- 2000; Adjunct Law Professor, Florida State University 2003-present; Certified Public Accountant 1978-present; Public Accounting Practice 1977-1984.

Legal Activities - Member, The Florida Bar. Admitted to practice before United States District Court, Northern District of Florida; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida; United States Tax Court; United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Supreme Court. Certified Circuit Court Mediator (1997-2003). Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee (2003 - 2006).

Other Honors and Awards - Florida State University Most Outstanding Accounting Student, 1977; Beta Alpha Psi Honorary Accounting Society, 1977; Florida State University College of Law, Law Review 1985-86; Order of Coif.

Legal Recognitions and Associations - Martindale-Hubbell AV rating and Bar Register Preeminent Attorneys; Tallahassee Bar Association; Tallahassee Inn of Court (alumni, former Treasurer); Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, Treasurer (2006 - 2008).

Other Activities - Prior Church leadership, including being an elder, deacon and Chairman of Deacons, teacher of various student and adult classes; member, Florida Institute of C.P.A.'s; American Institute of C.P.A.'s.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Employment Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Professional Experience
Justice
Florida Supreme Court
- Current
Adjunct Law Professor
Florida State University
- Current
Judge
First District Court of Appeal
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Attorney
Private Law Practice
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Admitted to practice before United States District Court, Northern District of Florida; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida; United States Tax Court; United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Supreme Court
Education
Florida State University College of Law
J.D. (1986) | Law
Honors: with High Honors; Florida State University College of Law, Law Review 1985-86; Order of Coif.
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Florida State University College of Law
B.S. (1977)
Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Florida State University Most Outstanding Accounting Student, 1977; Beta Alpha Psi Honorary Accounting Society, 1977
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Chipola College
A.A. (1975)
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Professional Associations
Tallahassee Bar Association
Member
Current
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Florida State Bar  # 648906
Member
- Current
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Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, Treasurer
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Court biography
Website
Florida Supreme Court
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Mailing address
500 South Duval St.
Tallahassee , FL 32399-1925
Telephone: (850) 488-2361