Susan Lopez Biography – Susan Lopez Wiki
Susan Lopez is the acting State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, Florida. She was appointed on August 4, 2022, following the suspension of State Attorney Andrew Warren by Governor Ron DeSantis.
“I have the utmost respect for our state laws and I understand the important role that the State Attorney plays in ensuring the safety of our community and the enforcement of our laws,” Lopez said in a statement. “I want to thank the Governor for placing his trust in me, and I promise that I will faithfully execute the duties of this office.”
Lopez was appointed by Governor DeSantis to serve as a judge on the Hillsborough County Court on December 2nd, 2021. Prior to being appointed as a judge, Lopez worked as an assistant state attorney in the 13th Judicial Circuit since 2005. She served as a lead trial attorney from 2008 to 2013 before getting promoted to deputy chief of the narcotics division, where she oversaw all drug trafficking prosecutions, including those from wiretap investigations.
“My practice reflects the enduring trust that has been placed in me to handle serious, significant, complex, and substantial criminal cases,” she wrote in her 2021 application for county judge. “I earned that trust by showing respect to victims and witnesses, working in partnership with law enforcement officers, treating with candor and respect my opposing counsel, and always remembering that I am both an officer of the court and a servant of the law.”
She also worked as a staff attorney at the Second District Court of Appeal, which hears appeals of trial court decisions from five of Florida’s twenty judicial circuits. Among the 14 counties covered by this circuit are Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
She attended Tampa Prep and Plant High School before graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, where she was on the women’s rugby and crew teams, and a law degree from Suffolk University. She also studied abroad at Flinders University in Australia in 1998 and at the University of Barcelona in 2000.
She is a long-time resident of Tampa and has been involved in the Hillsborough community through a variety of organizations for many years.
Susan Lopez Age
Lopez was born and raised in Tampa. She is 45 years old.
Susan Lopez Salary
As County Court Judge for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Judge Susan Lopez received an annual salary of $156,377.
Susan Lopez Net Worth
Lopez’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Judge Susan Lopez Political Party
Judge Susan Lopez is a Republican. In 2016, Lopez supported Mark Ober, a Republican, for state attorney. In a profile photo Lopez shared to her Facebook in 2016, she is posing in a “Mark Ober state attorney” shirt. She listed Ober as one of her references in her application for judge in 2021.
Susan Lopez Ethnicity
She is of Spanish descent but said she is considered White and non-Hispanic for purposes of her application for county judge.