Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Laura Laurie to the 15th Circuit Court and John Parnofiello to the Palm Beach County Court.

Laurie, of Lakeworth, has been an assistant state attorney in Palm Beach County since 2007. She is the chief of the traffic homicide and felony trial units. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and her law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. Laurie fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Edward Artau to the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Parnofiello, of Jupiter, has been an assistant state attorney for the 15th Circuit since 2015. He previously served as an associate at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon and Ryles. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law. Parnofiello fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Paige Gillman to the 15th Circuit Court.