11/1/11 Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Lisa D. Herndon of Ocala to the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court. Herndon, 46, has been an assistant state attorney with the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial Circuit since 1997 and with the Tenth Judicial Circuit from 1990 to 1997. In addition, she briefly practiced with Daniel Hightower P.A. in 2003 and with Teresa Nightingale P.A. in 1996. Herndon received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a law degree from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.
“Throughout Lisa’s career, she has dealt with a wide variety of legal issues and made difficult decisions based on the rule of law,” Governor Scott said. “With a focus on common sense and hard work, she has demonstrated the demeanor and fairness appropriate for the bench.”
Herndon will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge T. Michael Johnson.