Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the appointment of adoption attorney Jeanne T. Tate to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commissions.

Tate, with offices in Tampa, Naples, Orlando, and Merritt Island is the principal of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. and owns her own adoption agency, Heart of Adoptions Inc. She received her bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida. Tate is reappointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar for a term ending July 1, 2023.

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Eight to Judicial Nominating Commissions

6/24/2011 Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced eight appointments to four Judicial Nominating Commissions throughout the state.

“It is my hope that all of the Judicial Nominating Commissions will send me as many applicants as possible who share my judicial philosophies. As Governor, I understand that the judges I appoint will prove to be my longest lasting legacy. For that reason, I want to appoint judges with the intelligence and demeanor to administer justice in an even-handed and humble manner,” Governor Scott said. “Judges should adhere to the written law, changeable only by the Legislature or constitutional amendment, not by the bench according to personal preferences or perceptions of popular preference.”

Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission

Jeanne T. Tate, 54, of Tampa, is the managing partner of Jeanne T. Tate P.A. She succeeds Howard Coker and is appointed for a term beginning July 2, 2011, and ending July 1, 2015.

Tate has an extensive and exclusive practice in the area of adoptions and owns domestic and international adoption agencies. She was certified in adoption law in 2011. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Law where she teaches Adoption Law and Procedure.

Previously, Tate practiced with Hill, Ward and Henderson from 1991 to 1999 and Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings and Evans from 1981 to 1991. She received her bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida.

Tate is appointed from the list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar.