CLEARWATER — A lawyer for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has been appointed to replace Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge W. Lowell Bray Jr., who is retiring as of Dec. 31, Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday.
Sherwood S. “Flip” Coleman, 44, of Clearwater, served as an assistant state attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which comprises Pinellas and Pasco counties, and was also a partner with the law firm Kwall, Showers and Barack.
Since 2007, Coleman has been an associate general counsel for the Pinellas sheriff’s office.
Bray’s most recent assignment has been in New Port Richey, where he has been handling civil cases.