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Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

The Improbable Road

No matter where you live – be it Central Florida or anywhere else in the country – it is more than likely that you have heard of Jeff Ashton. Being the prosecutor assigned to the Casey Anthony trial catapulted him into the national limelight. But, did you also know that he was the first prosecutor to successfully win a conviction using DNA evidence? Or that he is a best-selling author? Or a devoted father to seven children? Having run for a circuit judgeship in 2018 and winning, Jeff Ashton is now Judge Ashton. Listen in as he shares stories from his life with our host, Chief Judge Fred Lauten and gives us a glimpse at his improbable road to the bench.

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Open Ninth
Episode 74

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 56:14



In this episode

Frederick J. Lauten

Former Chief Judge and Moderator

Circuit Judge Jeffrey L. Ashton
Jeffrey L. Ashton

Circuit Judge

Judge Ashton was elected to the Circuit bench in 2018. He currently serves in the Orange County Circuit Civil Division.