Judge F. Rand Wallis

Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal

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Judge F. Rand Wallis, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal

When I’m feeling stressed I… pray.

My preferred method of exercise is… a concept 2 rower.

I am most productive during the day when I… have exercised early in the morning.

The best advice I’ve received about balancing work and life is… to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The one thing I would tell a stressed out and overwhelmed young lawyer is… most any mistake made during the practice of law can be overcome with open, full and honest communication with your client.

My guilty pleasure is… eating an entire plate of chicken marsala at The Cheesecake Factory.

The best way to deal with a difficult colleague or opposing counsel is… to first seek advice from a experienced lawyer that you respect, in your local legal community.

The quickest way to ruin your career is… to be untruthful and/or disrespectful to other members of your local bar or the judiciary.

The most relaxing vacation I ever took was… a “staycation” (where we stayed at home).

My role model is… (was) my uncle, Fredrick T. Pfeiffer, Circuit Judge (Deceased).