Daniel Sleet Named to 2nd District Court of Appeal


Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Daniel H. Sleet to the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

Sleet, 51, of Tampa, has served as a circuit court judge on the 13th Judicial Circuit since 2006.

“Judge Sleet has served the 13th Judicial Circuit with honesty and integrity, and he has a strong appreciation for the rule of law and the proper role of the courts,” Scott stated in a release. “I am confident he will prove to be an exemplary appellate judge.”

The 2nd District, headquartered in Lakeland, covers 14 counties: Pasco, Pinellas, Hardee, Highlands, Polk, DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Charlotte, Glades, Collier, Hendry and Lee.

Sleet had practiced with Barr, Murman, Tonelli, Slother & Sleet from 1991 to 2006. From 1987 to 1991, Sleet served as an assistant state attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, and from 1986 to 1987 he served as magistrate with the city of Birmingham, Ala.

Sleet fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge James W. Whatley.

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