As he prepares to step down from the Florida Supreme Court, Justice Ricky Polston was named Wednesday as general counsel of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Polston, whose resignation from the court will take effect Friday, is slated to start next week as Citizens’ top legal officer.
“It is just a perfect, perfect fit,” Citizens President and CEO Tim Cerio said Wednesday as the Citizens Board of Governors approved the appointment.
Polston, 67, announced March 20 that he would leave the court after 14 years.
Cerio, a former Citizens general counsel, said Polston practiced law in the insurance field and has taught insurance law at the Florida State University law school.