Hill Ward Henderson is proud to announce that shareholder Matthew F. Hall was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. His term is through July 1, 2026.
Judicial Nominating Commissions (JNCs) select nominees to fill judicial vacancies within the Florida court system. There are 27 separate JNCs: one for the Florida Supreme Court; five for each of the district courts of appeal or “appellate districts”; 20 for each circuit court and the county courts contained in that circuit; and one Statewide Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims.
Hall has been with Hill Ward Henderson since 2013. His primary focus is in complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, management-side employment matters and federal court practice. The diversity of Hall’s practice is reflected in the diversity of the clients he represents: from Fortune 100 companies and large insurance companies to small and up-and-coming businesses and individuals. With his experience as clerk with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Hall also assists the firm’s Appellate Practice Group with high-profile federal court appeals.
Hall served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, deploying to Iraq in 2003 with the 4th Infantry Division. Accordingly, Hall knows the importance of service and continues to try to give back to the military veteran community and the community at large. He played instrumental roles in creating and leading the military and veterans affairs committees in Ybor City and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Hall also created the first endowed scholarship for military veterans at University of Florida School of Law. He is also a life member of both the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).