Judge Meredith L. Sasso

Judge Meredith L. Sasso is leading the effort to implement the new law creating a Sixth District Court of Appeal that will be housed in Lakeland and realigns the jurisdictional boundaries of the existing First, Second, and Fifth appellate districts.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7027 on June 2, which authorizes the creation of the first new state appellate court district since the Fifth DCA was created in 1979. The new court is scheduled to begin hearing cases January 1, 2023, and is comprised of the Ninth, 10th, and 20th circuits.