Richard W. Ervin, III

Richard W. Ervin, III, of counsel with Fox & Loquasto, began his association with the firm in September 2007. He has an appellate practice which includes trial support. He is a former judge of the First District Court of Appeal, located in Tallahassee, Florida, and served in that capacity from January 1977, until his retirement in January 2007, and, from 1983-1985, he occupied the position of chief judge of that court. During his employment as a judge, he wrote hundreds of judicial opinions for the court and participated in far more cases in the panels to which he was assigned. Before his service as appellate judge, he was Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit, from 1963-1977, and in such occupation he filed numerous briefs in both the First District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court.

He received his B.A. degree from Florida State University in 1957, in Literature of the Western Cultures, and the same year was admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honorary fraternity. Upon his graduation from the College of Law, University of Florida, in 1960, where he obtained his J.D. degree, he was admitted to the Florida Bar and served as assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Florida, from 1960-1962, and also engaged in the private practice of civil law from 1963-1969. In addition to his membership in the Florida Bar, Ervin has been a member of the Tallahassee Bar Association, the Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. In 2007, he received the Florida Justice Association's Judicial Award, and in 2010, he was recognized as a 50-year member of the Florida Bar.

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