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Judge Kenneth L. Hosford

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Judicial Assistant Jessica Branch

Judicial Biography

» Liberty County Judge: 1997 to Present

» Acting Circuit Judge for Baker Act Hearings, Florida State Hospital: 1997 to present


» University of Florida
   J.D., 1982

» Florida State University
   M.S., 1980

» Florida State University
   B.S. Summa Cum Laude, 1979

» Tallahassee Community College
   A.A. Summa Cum Laude, 1977

» Liberty County High School
   Co-Valedictorian, 1975


» Certified Public Accountant: 1980 to present

» Attorney for the Liberty County School District: 1985 to 1997

» Special Assistant Public Defender for the 2nd Judicial Circuit: 1984 to 1987

» Private Law Practice: 1983 - 1997

» Tax Editor, University of Florida Law Review: 1981 - 1982

» 1980 Research Assistant to Dr. Robert E. Jensen, Chairman of the Florida State University Accounting Department

» 1979 Recipient of Florida State University Research Fellowship


» Member of The Florida Bar: 1983 to present

» Federal Court Memberships: United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court, Northern District of Florida; United States Tax Court

» Treasurer, Florida Law Related Education Association: 1986 to 1997

Professional Activities

» Three-time recipient of the Judicial Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency

» 1979 Recipient of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship

» Adjunct Professor, Florida State University: 1979 - 1980

» Publications: "Lump-Sum Distributions from Disqualified Plans", University of Florida Law Review (1983)

» Research Assistant to Professor Fletcher Baldwin, University of Florida Constitutional Law Professor

Community Involvement

» Active member of Telogia Baptist Church, Telogia, Florida

» Church Music Director for 19 years

» Licensed Lay Minister

» Interim Pastor, Telogia Baptist Church, 1997 - 1998

» Vocalist and Pianist, Fortress Ministries

Personal Information

» Birthdate - May 6, 1957

» Lifelong resident of Liberty County

» Married Georgia Anne Sanders of Bristol, FL, in 1991; four children: Will, Duncan, Mary Emma and Kent.

Other Activities

» Active in ranching, farming and whitetail deer management