The Honorable Thomas Logue,  appointed to  the Third District Court of Appeal in 2012,  has been elected chief judge of the Court  which hears appeals from trial courts and administrative bodies located in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties

Judge Logue, who  has presided  over thousands of cases and written hundreds  of opinions,  was  appointed by the chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court to teach new appellate judges and to advise on budgets for the district courts statewide. He regularly lectures to appellate and trial judges, lawyers and law students.

Before being appointed to the bench, Judge Logue served as an assistant county attorney for Miami-Dade County from 1982 to 2012.  In that capacity, he litigated hundreds of state and federal cases in the areas of constitutional law, torts, contracts, taxes, civil rights, zoning, real estate valuation, copyrights, and bonds.  He tried numerous jury and non-jury trials. For thirty years, he argued appeals in state and federal courts, including the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Third District Court of Appeal.  Both Florida Trend Magazine and the South Florida Legal Guide named him a “Top Government Attorney.”  His Martindale-Hubbell rating is AV, the highest peer rating for legal ability and ethics.

Judge Logue taught Florida Constitutional law as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law.   He published articles in law reviews, bar journals, and newspapers on the topics of takings, federalism, civil procedure, administrative law, and legal history.

Judge Logue received a B.A. in English Literature, cum laude, from Dickinson College and a J.D. from Duke University, where he served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal.