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Matthew Shirk was born on 9 July, 1973 in United States, is a Lawyer. Discover Matthew Shirk’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 50 years old?
|50 years old
|9 July 1973
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In 2013 Tiffany Ice and Kaylee Chester were fired from the Public Defenders office after a visit from Shirk’s wife. This led to the resignation of another employee by the name of Kelly. It later came to light that Shirk exchanged dozens of text message with one fired female employee. Following that dissension in the Public Defenders office, the incident was investigated by a grand jury which asked him to resign immediately for his activities in that scandal and other reasons. A few of the key conclusions from the grand jury report were that: 1) Shirk fired three women from his office solely to help repair his marriage, 2) Shirk violated local law by offering alcohol in his office, and that 3) Shirk violated attorney-client privilege when he shared details from a conversation he had with Cristian Fernandez with a documentary crew. Among those other factors, was that Shirk redirected funds to pay for an unapproved shower in his office. The grand jury essentially concluded that Shirk embarrassed his office.
Shirk ran for reelection in 2012 and defeated one opponent in the Republican primary; he was unopposed in the general election.
After winning, Shirk declared he would streamline the office to increase services and reduce costs. The Florida Times-Union was impressed with Shirk’s performance in his first year. In a March 18, 2010 editorial, the paper praised his cost-cutting measures, such as introducing videoconferencing to improve staff efficiency and shifting from paper to electronic documents, as well as his community work. According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, Shirks’ implementation of videoconferencing saved about $120,000.
In 2008 Shirk, a Republican, ran for Public Defender of Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. Some commentators criticized Shirk’s lack of homicide experience as well as his pledge not to take a confrontational stance with law enforcement if he were elected, in contrast to the typically adversarial relationship between defense attorneys and law enforcement. However, Shirk stressed that his role was to manage the office, not necessarily to be the lead attorney. Shirk won the election 51% to 49% with a margin of 14,246 votes. The win was considered an upset, partly because it was the first time a Republican had run for the office since the state of Florida established the position in 1963.
Shirk graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor of science degree in 1997, and subsequently moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he earned a law degree from the Florida Coastal School of Law in 1999. As a law student he interned at the State Attorney’s office under the supervision of prosecutor Angela Corey, who was elected State Attorney in 2008. Shirk married Sarah Maria Purdy on March 13, 1999 and was admitted to the Florida Bar on April 12, 2000, and then worked for five years as an Assistant Public Defender (APD) in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. After divorcing his first wife, Shirk married Michelle Burney in 2004, and the couple have one son, Pierce. He left the Public Defender’s office and was associated with the Jacksonville law firm of Tassone & Eler for almost two years before opening a private practice with William Durden III in November 2006.
Matthew Aaron Shirk (born July 9, 1973) is an American lawyer and served as the Public Defender for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. He was elected to the position, which covers Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties, in 2008 and lost re-election in 2016. He is currently under investigation by the Florida Bar for actions while in office.