|June 10, 2016
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced the appointment of Amit Agarwal as Florida’s Solicitor General. Agarwal served as Deputy Chief to the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida before being named Solicitor General. Previously, Agarwal clerked in the Supreme Court of the United States for Justice Samuel Alito and served as an attorney advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice.
Additionally, Agarwal served as a law clerk for the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Honorable Edward Becker in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, Pa.
“I am pleased to appoint Amit Agarwal State Solicitor General and look forward to working with him to defend Florida’s constitution, its statutes and our citizens,” said Attorney General Bondi.
Agarwal graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University.
The Florida Solicitor General is the state government's principal appellate counsel, representing the interests of the state throughout Florida's appellate courts and in the United States Supreme Court. The Solicitor General also serves as the Richard W. Ervin Eminent Scholar Chair and a visiting professor of law at the Florida State University College of Law.