On July 6, 2012, Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Thomas Logue to the Third District Court of Appeal.
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. For thirty years, he regularly 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.
In addition to litigation in the courts, his legal practice included advocating before many administrative bodies, including the Florida Cabinet. He served as legal advisor to the County Commission and to various zoning and quasi-judicial boards. He drafted state and local legislation and negotiated major contracts. Both Florida Trend Magazine and the South Florida Legal Guide named him as 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 has frequently lectured in law school classes and before civic groups. He has published articles on such subjects as takings, federalism, civil procedure, administrative law, and legal history.
Judge Logue has been active in a variety of professional and civic groups. He served on the Board of Directors of the Dade County Bar Association and chaired various Bar Committees. He was a member of the Governor’s Ad Valorem Tax Task Force and vice-chair of the Coral Gables Charter Review Committee. He is a trustee and founding member of the 11th Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida Historical Society. He is a member of the Spellman-Hoeveler American Inns of Court, the South Florida National Parks Trust, the Friends of the University of Miami Libraries, and St. Phillip’s Church of Coral Gables.
He has received awards from the Dade County Bar Association, the Dade County Public Schools, Dade Heritage Trust, and the Florida Archeological Society. The Guardian ad Litem Program for the 11th Judicial Circuit honored him for his pro bono appellate work on behalf of abused children.
Born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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. Judge Logue lives in Coral Gables with his wife, Sheila, and their three daughters.