Every year, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division presents the Meenu T. Sasser Outstanding Jurist Award to a jurist with an excellent reputation for sound judicial decisions, an unblemished record of integrity, and a demonstrated concern for and willingness to assist young lawyers. This year, they have chosen to honor the late Judge Jon B. Morgan posthumously as the award recipient.
Judge Morgan served on the Ninth Circuit bench for 22 years. Before taking the bench, he worked as an assistant state attorney for nearly 20 years. Through his long and distinguished career, Judge Morgan proved himself to be a true advocate for justice who left an impression on everyone he came into contact with. He’s renowned for his patient approach, legal knowledge, and his undeniable work ethic. Many knew him as the first to be in the courthouse and the last to leave every day. We now know it not as the Osceola County Courthouse, but as the Jon B. Morgan Courthouse for his outstanding career on the bench.
Judge Morgan’s career exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding jurist. He left his mark on the field of law forever through the dedication he exhibited for the bench. It’s difficult to imagine someone more deserving of this distinction than him.