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Michael L. Gates

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Michael L. Gates
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Court Information:
Florida Seventeenth Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Jeb Bush
Active:   2002 - 1/2/2017
Past post:   Partner, Kaplan, Jaffe & Gates
Past term:   1976 - 2001
Personal History
Law School:   University of Miami, 1976
Michael L. Gates is a Civil Division judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He was appointed to a newly-created position by former Governor Jeb Bush in December of 2001, effective Jan. 2. He ran unopposed and was retained in 2010 to a six-year term that ends on January 2, 2017.[1][2][3][4]


Gates received his J.D. degree from the University of Miami in 1976.[2]


Gates was a partner in the law firm of Kaplan, Jaffe & Gates from 1976 until he was appointed to the circuit court at the end of 2001.[2]

2010 election

Gates ran unopposed and was automatically retained to a new term.[3]

Main article: Florida judicial elections, 2010

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