Tallahassee, Florida: Frank A. Ashton was selected by the State of Florida to serve on the Commission that reviews and recommends candidates seeking to serve as Judges for Workers Compensation Claims. Mr. Ashton who is a senior partner with the Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida law firm of Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A. focuses his work on Medical Malpractice claims and Serious Personal Injury Cases. Mr. Ashton possesses vast trial experience to include numerous multi million dollar jury verdicts and settlements in civil cases as well as successfully prosecuting numerous felony criminal cases to include 1st Degree Murder while serving as a Felony Division Chief with the State Attorney’s office.
Frank Ashton’s academic record is equally impressive having graduated from the University of Florida Law School in 1986 with High Honors and serving as an editor of Florida’s Law Review. Mr. Ashton’s life experiences also include a career in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer both on active duty and in the reserves wherein he honorably served over 20 years and retired as a Commander (05).
Mr. Ashton upon learning of his selection as a commissioner, stated: “ I am honored to be selected from a group of applicants that possessed outstanding credentials and experience. The mission of this Commission is to nominate and re- nominate Judges that possess the highest ethical standards and above all will apply the law fairly. The working citizens of Florida deserve nothing less. My job will be to do that to the best of my ability and I assume this responsibility without reservation.” Mr. Ashton’s 4 year term begins with the April 18, 2011 Commission meeting in Orlando, Florida.