Archive for April 22nd, 2010

22
Apr
10

Casey Anthony Case: The New Judge

On Monday, Strickland granted a motion filed by Casey’s attorneys asking that he rescue himself. Casey’s defense team argued that comments the judge made to a blogger showed he was prejudiced against Anthony.

Order on Defendant’s Motion to Disqualify Trial Judge

Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry has taken over the high-profile case.  He has been Chief Judge for nearly 13 years and has sat on the bench in central Florida for 21 years.

Perry is known as a no-nonsense, brass tacks kind of judge.  This differs greatly from Strickland, who is viewed as a more laid-back, congenial jurist.

In ten years of hearing criminal cases, including murder trials, only one of Perry’s ruling have been overturned by a higher court.

Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr.

Judicial Assignments

  • 2001-2010 Chief Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • 1999-2001 Circuit Judge, Orange County Civil
  • 1995-1999 Chief Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • 1992-1995 Circuit Judge, Orange County Criminal
  • 1991 Administrative Circuit Judge, Osceola County
  • 1989-1990 Circuit Judge, Osceola County

Education

  • Juris Doctor: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University (1977)
  • Masters of Education Degree: Tuskegee University (1974)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, History: Tuskegee University (1972)

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Trial Court Budget Commission
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar




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