Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Christopher W. Pole, of Plantation, to the Broward County Court.
Pole, 60, has been a sole practitioner since 1988. He previously practiced with Conroy, Simberg and Lewis and was in-house counsel for AIG Insurance Company while practicing with the Law Office of Allene Nicholson from 1985 to 1987. He was an assistant state attorney with the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office from 1981 to 1985. Pole received a bachelor's degree from Medical College of Georgia and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University Center for the Study of Law.
"Over his long career, Chris has gained the respect and accolades of his fellow lawyers and his community," Governor Scott said. "He possesses the integrity, discipline and dedication that will make him a valuable public servant and jurist."
Pole will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Lisa von Tefs.