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Ken Lester
 

EDUCATION:

  • William R. Boone High School, Orlando, 1971
  • BS, Accountancy, University of Central Florida, 1977
  • Served as Student Senator
  • Served as Chief Justice of the U.C.F. Student Honor Court
  • President of Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Recipient of the Balfour Scholarship
  • MS, Accountancy 1978
  • JD, University of Florida College of Law, 1980
  • Military, U.S. Navy, 1971-1977. Active Duty, 1971-1973

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • Fowler, Williams and Airth, 1980 to 1982
  • Greenberg & Lester, Litigation in Civil and Criminal Matters, 1982 to 1990
  • Kenneth R. Lester, Jr., Sole Practitioner, Litigation in Civil and Criminal Matters, 1990 to 1996
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JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • First elected to Circuit Court in 1996
  • Re-elected in 2002, 2008 and 2014
  • Served primarily in the Criminal Division and Juvenile/Dependency/Probate Division
  • Former Division Chief of Criminal, Criminal Appeals, Juvenile and Dependency/Probate Courts
  • Former Jury Judge
  • Former Administrative Judge, Seminole County
  • 18th Judicial Circuit Court Mentor Judge

JUDICIAL AWARDS:

  • Seminole County Bar Association, received Williams-Johnson Award for Distinguished Service
  • The Seminole County Bar Association award for distinguished service, received Thomas E. Whigham Award
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award
  • University of Florida Law School Award for Student Education
  • Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Award for Mock Trial Judging.

ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS:

  • Former President, Seminole County Bar Association
  • Former President, Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society
  • Former Chairman, 18th Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Member, Seminole County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before U.S. District, Circuit and Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Former Chairman, Seminole County Legal Memorial Committee
  • Lifetime Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member of American Legion Campbell Lossing Post 53
  • Member, Community Leaders Elected Officials
  • U.S.A. Wrestling, Bronze Level Coach
  • Florida Jets Wrestling Club, Board of Directors

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Military Awards for Service Including Combat Action for Vietnam Campaign
  • Various and sundry awards from State, Local and Law Related Entities Pertaining to Circuit Judge Performance