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The Honorable Frederic M. Schott

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The Honorable:
Frederic M. Schott


EDUCATION:

  • University of Florida – B.A., 1982
  • University of Florida College of Law – J.D., 1985

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • Admitted to The Florida Bar 1985
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 1985
  • Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar 1985
  • Private practice handling litigation of adoption, contract, employment, family, personal injury, real estate, social security, unemployment, and workers’ compensation law cases 1986 – 2010
  • Lead or sole counsel on 30 Appeals
  • AV Rated (highest rating for competency and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board Certified as an expert in workers’ compensation law 1998 – 2011
  • Elected County Court Judge 2010

ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS:

  • Member of Governor’s Statewide Workers’ Compensation Fraud Task Force 1999 – 2005
  • Graduate of Seminole County Sheriff’s Community Law Enforcement Academy 2008
  • Recipient of award from Orange County Legal Aide Society for family law pro bono work
  • Recipient of award for outstanding support of the 293rd MP Platoon in Iraq
  • Vice Chair Ninth Circuit Juvenile Justice Board 2007 – 2009
  • Vice Chair Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee for The Florida Bar 2002 – 2003
  • Board of Legal Advisors for Legal Studies Program at Seminole State College – current
  • Board of Directors for Seminole County Young Lawyers Association – current
  • Board of Directors for Florida Workers’ Advocates, Inc. 1999 – 2006
  • Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee of The Florida Bar 1999 – 2004
  • Judicial Relations Committee of Orange County Bar Association 2008 – 2009
  • Professionalism Committee of Orange County Bar Association 2007 – 2010
  • Member of Seminole County Bar Association
  • Member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
  • Member of Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Past member of Lake Mary Rotary Club
  • Past Member of Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, East Orlando Chamber of Commerce, and Apopka Chamber of Commerce

COMMUNITY:

  • Volunteer Teen Court judge in Seminole County and Orange County
  • Volunteer with Justice Teaching Program teaching the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights at schools throughout Seminole County including Bentley Elementary, Geneva Elementary, English Estates Elementary, Winter Springs Elementary, Double R Private Elementary, Rock Lake Middle, Sanford Middle, Rosenwald, Lake Brantley and Lyman High Schools
  • President of The Christian Sharing Center 2001 – 2003
  • President of Orlando’s Festival of Orchestras 2005 – 2006
  • President of Markham Woods Association, Inc. 2001 – 2003
  • Vice President of Orlando’s Festival of Orchestras 2003 – 2005
  • Vice President of The Christian Sharing Center 2000 – 2001
  • Vice President and co-founder of Steinway Society of Central Florida 2004 – 2010
  • Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central Florida 2008 – 2009
  • Board of Directors for Orlando’s Festival of Orchestras 2003 – 2008
  • Board of Directors for Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra 2008 – 2010
  • Founding Fathers of Harbor House (for battered and abused women)
  • Board of Directors for Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra 1999 – 2001
  • Volunteer judge for Barry Law School Trial Advocacy Class Finals
  • Volunteer judge for Lake Brantley High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer with Coalition for the Homeless