ORLANDO, Fla. -- Adam McGinnis, a 2005 graduate of the Barry University School of Law, was elected to County Court Judge in Orange County, Group 11, in voting on Aug. 14. McGinnis becomes the first graduate from Barry Law School to become a member of the judiciary.
In the election, McGinnis received 54.3 percent of the vote (54,221 votes) to defeat Antoinette Plogstedt, a sitting judge who served on the bench for more than a decade.
Since earning his JD degree from Barry, McGinnis has represented thousands of clients throughout the state of Florida with a law practice focused on traffic and criminal defense. At Barry, McGinnis served on the Student Senate and earned the Book Award for immigration law. He was also selected Board Member of the Year for the Hispanic American Law Association and was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
“Adam’s election is a major milestone for our school and the entire Barry Law community offers our congratulations,” said Leticia M. Diaz, dean of Barry Law School.