Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Robert Branning to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court and Scott Cupp to the Hendry County Court.
Branning, 44, has practiced with Rehak & Branning, LLC, since 2007 and has been in the private practice of law since 2002. Branning began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court in 1999. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his law degree from the Mississippi College School of Law. Branning has served as an adjunct professor at Southwest Florida College since 2012. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Mark Steinbeck.
Governor Rick Scott said, “During Robert’s years of practicing law, he has proven his dedication to serving Florida families with humility and integrity. I am confident that he will continue that honorable service on the Twentieth Judicial Circuit bench.”
Cupp, 58, of the Law Office of Scott H. Cupp, LLC, served as Assistant State Attorney in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit from 2003-2006 as Chief of the Felony Division, and from 1993 to 1999 as Chief of the Crimes Against Children and Sex Crimes Units. Cupp received his bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University and his law degree from the Western New England University School of Law. He fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge James D. Sloan to the Circuit Court.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Throughout his career, Scott has demonstrated the qualities that make for a great judge. I know he will serve Floridians well and make a fine addition to the Hendry County bench.”