News Release: Governor's Press Office
July 21, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge J. Kevin Abdoney to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court.
Judge Abdoney, 43 of Lakeland, is currently a Polk County Court Judge. Prior to his appointment to the county court bench in 2008, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Tampa and later as an Assistant State Attorney in the Tenth Circuit. Judge Abdoney received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his law degree from Samford University. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Beth Harlan.
Governor Rick Scott said, “During his time as a Polk County Court Judge, Judge Abdoney has demonstrated his dedication to serving Florida families with reverence to the rule of law. I am confident that he will be a great addition to the Tenth Judicial Circuit bench.”