Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over Casey Anthony’s murder trial, might not be moving from the courtroom to television like he originally wanted, but his fame won’t go to waste. Just days after officially resigning as chief judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Florida, the 25-year veteran will be headed to Morgan and Morgan Law Firm.
Perry, 64, became one of the most prominent legal names as he presided over the 2011 sensationalized trial, where Anthony was acquitted of all serious charges. Perry says he looks forward to being back in the courtroom working on cases. Before becoming a judge, Perry spent several years as a prosecutor. His most prominent case being that of the “Black Widow” Judy Buenoano, whom he put on death row.
The Morgan and Morgan Law Firm is handling Zenaida Gonzalez’s defamation case against Casey Anthony.