Michael L. Gates
|Michael L. Gates|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Florida Seventeenth Circuit Court|
|Appointed by:||Jeb Bush|
|Active:||2002 - 1/2/2017|
|Past post:||Partner, Kaplan, Jaffe & Gates|
|Past term:||1976 - 2001|
|Law School:||University of Miami, 1976|
17th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He was appointed to a newly-created position by former Governor Jeb Bush in December of 2001, effective Jan. 2. He ran unopposed and was retained in 2010 to a 6 year term that ends on January 2, 2017.
Gates was a partner in the law firm of Kaplan, Jaffe & Gates from 1976 until he was appointed to the Circuit Court at the end of 2001.
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