FORT MYERS — Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Fort Myers attorney Zachary Gill to be a Lee County Court judge.
Gill, 36, is a partner in the Fort Myers law firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice, and Purtz, P.A, where he has practiced for six years. He fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Leigh Frizzell Hayes to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court.
“Zach has represented his clients with compassion, respect, and integrity,” says Jeffrey Rice, the firm's managing attorney, in a statement. “We are confident that he will carry these traits with him to the bench in serving the citizens of Lee County as our newest judge.”
Prior to joining Goldstein, Buckley, Gill served as an assistant state attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit in 2005, then served as an assistant state attorney in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit from 2007 to 2009. A graduate of Florida State University, he earned his law degree from Barry University School of Law.