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The Honorable: Kenneth Lester, Jr.

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The Honorable:
Kenneth Lester, Jr.


EDUCATION:

  • William R. Boone High School, Orlando 1971
  • University of Central Florida Bachelor of Science Accountancy 1977
  • Master of Science Accountancy 1978
  • University of Florida College of Law Juris Doctor 1980

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • 1980-1982 Fowler, Williams and Airth.
  • Litigation in civil and criminal matters 1982-1990 Greenberg & Lester.
  • Litigation in civil and criminal matters. 1990-1997 Kenneth R. Lester,Jr.
JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • First elected in 1996.
  • Re-elected in 2002, 2008 and 2014.
  • Served primarily in the Criminal Division and Juvenile/Dependency/Probate Division.
ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS:

  • Former President of Seminole County Bar Association
  • Former President of Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society
  • Former Chairman of 18th Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Member Seminole County Bar Association
  • Member Florida Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before U.S. District, Circuit and Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Former Division Chief of Criminal, Juvenile and Dependency/Probate Courts
  • Former Jury Judge
  • Former Administrative Judge for Seminole County
  • Former Chairman of Seminole County Legal Memorial Committee
  • 18th Judicial Circuit Court Mentor Judge
  • Lifetime member of the V.F.W. Member of American Legion Campbell Lossing Post 53
  • Member of C.L.E.O.
  • U.S.A. Wrestling Bronze Level Coach
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Military awards for service including combat action for Vietnam campaign
  • Various and sundry awards from State, local and law related entities pertaining to Circuit Judge performance