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Judges Mourn the Passing of The Honorable Jon B. Morgan

  • The Honorable Jon B. Morgan

The Honorable Jon B. Morgan passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021. He was 67 years old.

“Judge Jon Morgan was a Judge’s judge,” stated Chief Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. “He was renowned for his patient, even-tempered approach on the bench. His knowledge of the law and legal craftsmanship were reflected in his thoughtful rulings. And, Jon’s work ethic was unmatched – first to the courthouse every morning and often the last to leave. He was the cornerstone of the judiciary for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Osceola County where he served the people faithfully for 22 years. Judge Jon Morgan, our friend and respected colleague has left an indelible imprint on us and in his community.”

The late Governor Lawton Chiles first appointed Judge Morgan to the Osceola County bench in 1998. During his tenure as a county judge, he served in the civil, criminal, and traffic divisions.

In 2005, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Judge Morgan to the circuit bench where he continued to serve in Osceola in the criminal division until his retirement in December of 2020. He accepted the position of administrative circuit judge in Osceola County in 2010, and served in that role for a decade.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Judge Morgan attended Colonial High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science in 1974 and a law degree in 1977, both from the University of Florida. Before taking the bench, he served as an Orange-Osceola assistant state attorney for almost 20 years, eventually becoming the Chief of the Osceola County Division.

Judge Morgan was as dedicated to his community as he was to the circuit. He served as the chairman of the School Board at First United Methodist Church, and on the board of directors for the Center for Drug Free Living and Help Now. He also served as the president of the Osceola County Bar from 1987-1988 and was a founding board member of Osceola County’s Teen Court.

Information about funeral services will be posted as soon as it is available.

For additional information, please contact Julio Semino at 407-836-0403 or via email at ctadjs1@ocnjcc.org