Justice Alan Lawson

Earlier today Justice Alan Lawson announced his upcoming retirement and notified the governor of the vacancy it will create on the Florida Supreme Court when it is effective August 31.

Lawson’s retirement comes at the conclusion of a 21-year judicial career and six years as a justice. Prior to his tenure on the Supreme Court, Lawson served 11 years on the Fifth District Court of Appeal, including a term as chief judge, and, four years as a circuit judge in the Ninth Circuit in Orange and Osceola counties.