Jared Smith is the new judge on the Hillsborough County Court.
He was one of six new judges appointed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.
Smith, 41, of Lutz, is a shareholder with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell and a former Air Force JAG officer. His specialty is defense in areas including banking and finance, construction, auto negligence, and products injury.
His law degree is from Washburn University School of Law.
Smith fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Walter Heinrich.