BIRTHPLACE: Lakeland, Florida, in 1961
SPOUSE: Julie Carlton Lawson
LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS:
Justice, Supreme Court of Florida, 2016 – present;
Chief Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2015 – 2016;
Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2006 – 2016;
Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, 2002 – 2005;
Assistant County Attorney, Orange County, Florida, 1997 – 2001;
General Counsel, Verses Wear, Inc., 1996;
Associate & Partner, Steel Hector & Davis, Miami & Tallahassee, 1987 – 1995.
STATE COURT SYSTEM ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
Budget Oversight Committee, 2017 – Present;
Trial Court Budget Commission, 2017 – Present;
Standing Committee on Fairness & Diversity, 2017 – Present;
Code & Rules of Evidence Committee, 2017 – Present;
Probate Rules Committee, 2017 – Present;
Space Planning Committee, 2017 – Present.
BAR & EXTRAJUDICIAL OFFICES & ACTIVITIES:
Florida District Court of Appeal Budget Commission, Chair, 2013 – 2016;
Appellate Courts Technology Committee, Member, 2008 – 2016; Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, Legislative Chair, 2011 – 2013;
Appellate Practice Section, Fifth District Representative, 2006 – 2014;
Appellate Court Technology Committee, Fifth District Representative, 2006 – 2016;
Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee, 2004 – 2009;
First Central Florida Inns of Court, 2002 – 2007 & 2016 - Present; Orange County Bar Association, 1996 – Present;
Former Test Writer (Evidence) and Grader, Florida Board of Bar Examiners;
Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, Past Member.
DEGREES: J.D., Florida State University, 1987, with Highest Honors; B.S., Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (with emphasis in Natural Resource Management), Clemson University, 1983, with Highest Honors; A.A., Tallahassee Community College, 1981, with Highest Honors.
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS:
Martindale-Hubbell “A.V.” attorney rating; Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, Outstanding Jurist Award (2005); University Graduate Award and Fellowship, Florida State University; O’Kelly Civil Trial Practice Award and Scholarship, Florida State University; Book Awards in Evidence and Legal History, Florida State University; Rhodes Scholarship Nominee, Clemson University; Hartzog Award and Scholarship, Clemson University; Order of the Coif.
Orthodox Church of St. Stephen (Member);
First Presbyterian Church of Orlando (Member);
Vision Orlando (Board Member);
House of Hope (Former Board Member and Volunteer);
Surgical and Medical Assistance Relief Teams (Volunteer);
Hope for Honduras (Volunteer);
2008 Boston Marathon Qualifier and Finisher.
Perspectives from the State Bench: A Discussion Between Justice Clint Bolick and Justice Alan LawsonGovernors Club
202 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
V.I.P. Dessert and Cocktail Reception and Fireworks Viewing in Honor of the Florida Supreme Court and Its Three New Justices
2019 Annual Florida Chapters ConferenceAmerica Adventure Pavilion, EPCOT
200 Epcot Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821