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Area attorney named to federal Magistrate Selection Panel

April 11, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen
Attorney Andrew S. Epstein has been appointed to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to advise on the federal magistrate judge vacancy in the United States District Court.

The purpose of the selection panel is to assist the Court in selecting a new magistrate judge to fill a full-time vacancy in that position in Ocala, Florida.

The Panel consists of 11 members, eight of whom are lawyers. Merit Selection Panel members are appointed to serve by Anne C. Conway, Chief United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

Epstein was previously appointed to Merit Selection Panels to consider and submit its recommendations for the reappointments of incumbent Federal Magistrate Judges Thomas G. Wilson, Mark A Pizzo, Sheri P. Chappell and Monte C. Richardson.

“I am deeply honored to have been asked to serve on the selection panel for this important task,” Epstein said.

Epstein is a Fort Myers based attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience serving a broad range of legal issues affecting businesses and individuals. His firm serves all of Southwest Florida.

He is the Immediate past president of the Lee County Bar Association and is a member of the board of directors of the Southwest Florida Safety Council.

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