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Scott Edward Gwartney

Scott Edward Gwartney, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1991, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1991, United States District Court (northern district) Florida 1991, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1992, Georgia 1992, United States District Court (middle district) Georgia 1993.

Background

  • Gwartney, Scott Edward was born on April 1, 1963 in Pullman, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of James D. and Amy J. (Minich) Gwartney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Liberty University, 1985. Juris Doctor, Florida State University, 1991.

    Career

    • Research assistant Economic Research Services, Tallahassee, 1988-1990. Associate Connor & Associates, 1991-1995, Connor & Gwartney, Tallahassee, 1996-1998, Wilkes & McHugh, Tallahassee, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1991, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1991, United States District Court (northern district) Florida 1991, United States District Court (middle district) Florida 1992, Georgia 1992, United States District Court (middle district) Georgia 1993.

    Politics

    Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.

    Membership

    Board directors Institute for Conservative Studies, Tallahassee, 1990, Food Bank of Tallahassee, 1990. Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Academy Florida Trial Lawyers (medical malpractice task force since 1996), Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy (vice chairman Tallahassee lawyers division 1993-1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Snorkeling, skiing, hiking, backpacking.

    Connections

    • Married Cathy Layne, August 12, 1989. Children: Christy Lee, Casey Layne.
    • father: James D. Gwartney
    • mother: Amy J. (Minich) Gwartney
    • spouse: Cathy Layne
    • children: Christy Lee Gwartney
    • Casey Layne Gwartney
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    Born April 1, 1963
    (age 54)
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