WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 12, 2017) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that on March 31 shareholder Gregor J. Schwinghammer was reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 15th Judicial Circuit, serving Palm Beach County.
His current term runs from March 31, 2017, through July 1, 2020. Schwinghammer was first appointed by Gov. Scott to the commission in 2012. Three years into that term, he was elected chair of the commission.
Schwinghammer is a business litigator who joined Gunster in 1996. Prior to his legal career, he was a cavalry officer in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany and Kuwait.
Judicial Nominating Commissions are nine-member groups appointed by the governor who locate, recruit, investigate and evaluate applicants for judicial office vacancies. Commission members submit three to six names of the most highly qualified applicants to the governor, who makes the final selection from the list.
Most recently, Schwinghammer was named chair of a Florida Bar grievance committee, overseeing investigation of possible lawyer misconduct.
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 www.gunster.com.