Newest circuit court judge takes the bench


Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 7:55 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 7:55 a.m.

A man who has worked as an assistant state attorney and as a private criminal defense attorney has begun his new job as a circuit court judge.

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William E. Davis

William E. Davis is the newest Eighth Judicial Circuit Court judge. He was elected to the position in November and formally took the post a week ago. He has been assigned to preside over Alachua County cases, including adoptions, juvenile dependency cases, shelter hearings, unified family court cases, truancy court and Dependency Drug Court.

Davis, a native of Bushnell, is a former police officer who also served as a military intelligence officer with combat service during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Until his investiture on Friday, Davis had served as an Alachua County Court judge. His assignments had included presiding over misdemeanor, criminal traffic, small claims cases and civil traffic infraction cases.

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