Bradley W. Rossway, managing member of the law firm Rossway Swan Tierney Barry & Oliver, P.L., was recently reappointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to serve a second term on the 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“Commission”). Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit encompasses of Martin County, St. Lucie County, Okeechobee County & Indian River County.
The Commission plays an important role in Florida’s legal system. When a judicial vacancy occurs due to resignation, retirement, death, elevation of a sitting judge or by a newly created judgeship, the Governor requests nominations from the Commission. The Commission is then responsible for investigating and evaluating judicial applicants, and providing the Governor with a list of recommendations for appointments.
Mr. Rossway was reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by The Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. Mr. Rossway’s second term of service on the Judicial Nominating Commission will run from July 1, 2020 through July1, 2024. He was previously appointed to the Commission by former Governor Rick Scott in March in 2017. Mr. Rossway is honored to be able to contiue to serve on the Commission and is humbled and grateful for the appointment by both The Florida Bar and the Governor. He enjoyed serving on the Commission during his first term and looks forward to both the challenges and opportunity to serve during his second term.