Governor Rick Scott Appoints Judge Edward H. Merrigan, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Edward H. Merrigan, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court

Merrigan 51, of Fort Lauderdale currently serves as a Broward County Court Judge. He also serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. Judge Merrigan began his legal career as an attorney with Houston & Shahady in 1989 and has held several other positions as corporate counsel and with law firms until his appointment to the County Court in 2009. Merrigan served in a 230-member combat battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Eileen M. O’Connor.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Ed Merrigan has not only served South Florida communities throughout his legal career, but has also protected the freedoms and opportunities of all Americans through his service in the U.S. Army. I am confident his experience will make him a great Circuit Judge. I look forward to his service to Florida families on the Circuit bench.”

 

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