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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist takes job with Morgan & Morgan law firm

ST. PETERSBURG — As expected, former Gov. Charlie Crist said Friday he is joining the powerhouse personal injury law firm of Morgan & Morgan.

Crist said last month that he was in serious discussions to join the Orlando firm, which is run by one of his longtime political supporters, Democrat John Morgan.

The firm is famous for its aggressive advertising campaign and its slogan, "for the people." Crist ran for office in 2006 as "the people's governor."

Crist made the announcement Friday at a law firm breakfast in Orlando.

Crist has a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham and has served as general counsel for the minor league division of the Baseball Commissioner's Office.

In his last week in office, Crist made clear that he wanted to return to practicing law. He also said he plans to guest lecture at the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport.

The former governor has said he will remain in his hometown of St. Petersburg.

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist takes job with Morgan & Morgan law firm 01/07/11 [Last modified: Friday, January 7, 2011 10:09pm]
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