Justice Robert J. Luck
Justice Robert J. Luck was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Ron DeSantis on January 14, 2019. He previously served on the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami after his appointment there by Governor Rick Scott in March 2017.
Earlier, Justice Luck served on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida from September 2013 to March 2017. He presided in the Criminal, Civil, and Appellate Divisions. Justice Luck, in his years as a trial court judge, tried seventy jury trials, and heard dozens of appeals from the county court and municipal agencies. Justice Luck was appointed to the circuit court in 2013 and was elected by the voters of Miami-Dade County to retain his seat in 2016.
Prior to his service on the bench, Justice Luck was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. In his years as a federal prosecutor, he was assigned to the Appeals, Major Crimes, and Economic Crimes Sections of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Justice Luck tried nineteen jury trials before the federal district court and argued three appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In his final year in the Office, he was a Deputy Chief in the Major Crimes Section.
Earlier in his career, Justice Luck was a legislative correspondent for two United States Senators, a law clerk and staff attorney to Circuit Judge Edward E. Carnes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and a part of the Greenberg Traurig firm’s appellate section. Justice Luck received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law magna cum laude and was asked to join the Order of the Coif. Justice Luck also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review. Justice Luck received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida with highest honors.
Justice Luck, like his father before him, was born and raised in Miami-Dade County. He is a product of the Miami-Dade County public schools, graduating from North Miami Beach Senior High School.
The phone number is (850) 922-5624. Justice Luck's judicial assistant is Betsy Johansen. The law clerks are Zachary Lawton, Career Staff Attorney; Rasheed Nader, Staff Attorney; and Stephen K. Varnell, Staff Attorney. The mailing address is 500 South Duval Street, Tallahassee FL 32399-1925.
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