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David A. Demers

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David A. Demers
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Current Court Information:
Florida Sixth Circuit Court
Title:   Former judge
Appointed by:   Lawton Chiles
Active:   1994 - 1/7/2013
Chief:   7/1/2001 - 6/30/2007
Past post:   Pinellas County Court Judge
Past term:   1981 - 1994
Personal History
Born:   October 30, 1946
Hometown:   Nashua, NH
Undergraduate:   Stetson University
Law School:   Stetson University College of Law, 1972
David A. Demers was a judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He was appointed to this position by former Governor Lawton Chiles in 1994 and his last term expired on January 7, 2013.[1][2][3]

Demers served as chief judge from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2007.[4][5]


Demers was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on October 30, 1946. He received his B.A. degree from Stetson University. After a brief stint at Florida State University he received his law degree from the Stetson University College of Law in 1972.

He later taught at the Florida Judicial College, the National Judicial College, St. Petersburg College, and as an adjunct professor at the Stetson College of Law. He was also an associate dean of the Florida Judicial College from 1987 to 2007.[1]


Demers began his career in 1973 as a private practice lawyer in Gainesville, FL. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1975 and continued to work as a lawyer until 1981, when he joined the Pinellas County Court. He was then elected to the circuit court in 1994.[1]

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