A former No. 1 Judicial Hellhole, Florida took great strides towards improving its legal climate in 2019. Although there is much work to be done, the election of Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has heralded a sea change in Florida’s legal landscape, beginning with the appointment of several new Florida Supreme Court justices. This new court is deferential to legislative efforts to stop lawsuit abuse and poised to correct the course set by the prior activist court. As a result, the jurisdiction has dropped to the Watch List and ATRF will continue to keep a close eye on the Sunshine State.