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Florida Com on Ethics Elects Guy Norris Chair

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The State of Florida Commission on Ethics, in its public session meeting on July 27, unanimously elected Guy W. Norris as Chair for the 2018-2019 term. Mr. Norris was appointed by Governor Scott in 2015 and was reappointed in 2018.

About Guy W. Norris

Guy W. Norris is the managing shareholder of Norris & Norris, P.A., in Lake City, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida and the UF Levin College of Law, and was a member of the Florida Law Review.

He is the Co-Author of "Acreage and Timberlands," Florida Real Property Complex Transactions, 8th edition, 2016, and "Property Descriptions," Florida Real Property Sales Transactions, 7th edition, 2013. He practices in the areas of Real Property, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Administrative Law, Probate and Estate Planning, and is the Columbia County School Board Attorney.

Mr. Norris has served the legal profession with numerous local and state Bar Association activities, including past-president of the Third Circuit Bar Association and as a former member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Executive Council and the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, and Chairman of the annual RPPTL Real Property Litigation Seminar.

Mr. Norris provides pro bono legal assistance through his law firm and the Three Rivers Legal Services in the Third Circuit where he assists primarily in commercial relations cases. He received the President's Pro Bono Service Award from The Florida Bar.

Active in Lake City/Columbia County

Mr. Norris has previously served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Gator Club. He has served numerous community and civic organizations such as the United Way and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Mr. Norris is also is an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church and has coached youth sports since 2001.

He previously served as the Republican Party State Committeeman.

Mr. Norris is married to Suzanne Beekman Norris, who was the Chair of the Columbia County IDA and is currently the Chairperson of the Board Florida Gateway College, a board on which she has sat since 1999.

The Norrises have four sons.

Mr. Norris's bio is from the Com. on Ethics, with additional info by the Observer.

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