LARGO — J. Thomas McGrady was elected by his fellow judges Wednesday as chief judge of the Pinellas-Pasco Circuit. As chief judge, McGrady will continue hearing cases, but also will make decisions about assignments for other judges, and handle administrative matters for the two-county court system. The judges voted in a meeting that was closed to the public. McGrady, 60, was appointed as a Pinellas County judge in 1999 and became a circuit judge in 2002. He has undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida. He will succeed Robert J. Morris, who is joining Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeal.
J. Thomas McGrady elected chief judge in Pinellas-Pasco
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