WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (December 1, 2014) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that a shareholder in its Key Largo office, Timothy Thomes, has been appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 16th circuit.

On November 19, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Thomes and 12 others to five different Judicial Nominating Commissions throughout the state. Thomes was reappointed from a list of nominees submitted to the governor’s office by the Florida Bar.

Thomes’ four-year term runs from November 19, 2014, to July 1, 2018; he was first appointed to the commission in 2011. Judicial Nominating Commissions help fill judicial vacancies by selecting and submitting names of qualified individuals to the governor. The 16th judicial circuit covers the trial courts of Monroe County, the southernmost county in Florida.

Thomes anchors Gunster’s Key Largo office, which opened in 2012. Other Gunster attorneys currently appointed to Judicial Nominating Commissions include Gregor J. Schwinghammer (15th Circuit, 2012-2016) and Keith Sonderling (4th District Court of Appeal, 2012-2016).

More about Tim Thomes

Timothy N. Thomes has practiced law in Florida since 1984, and lived and worked primarily in the Florida Keys.

He represents clients throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe and Japan in business, litigation, real estate, estate planning and asset protection matters.

Thomes served as special environmental prosecutor for the state attorney’s office in the 16th judicial circuit and currently serves as a special judicial magistrate for that circuit.


About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at

Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications

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