The Florida Bar


February 28, 2013
Michael J. Glazer, Chair;,
The Florida Bar

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) has received, as of February 28, 18 applications for the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Marguerite H. Davis. The following individuals have applied:

Paul H. Amundsen, Tallahassee
Gary L. Bergosh, Pensacola
Kevin A. Blazs, Jacksonville
Gerald B. Curington, Tallahassee
Craig D. Feiser, Jacksonville
David M. De La Paz, Tallahassee
Michael J. Hauversburk, Panama City
Ross A. Keene, Pensacola
Susan Lynne Kelsey, Tallahassee
Ana Cristina Martinez, Tallahassee
Miguel Antonio Olivella, Jr., Tallahassee
Timothy Osterhaus, Tallahassee
George (Tom) Reeves, Madison
Steven E. Sellers, Tallahassee
Charles M. Trippe, Jr., Jacksonville
Jessica E. Varn, Tallahassee
Waddell A. Wallace, Jacksonville
Thomas D. Winokur, Tallahassee

The JNC welcomes comments on the qualifications of any of the applicants. Those wishing to comment should do so in writing to Michael J. Glazer, Ausley & McMullen, P.O. Box 391, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, or by email to

The JNC will meet on March 11 to decide which applicants will be interviewed and will notify the applicants promptly thereafter. The purpose of the March 11 meeting will be to determine the list of “most qualified” applicants that will be invited for interviews by the JNC. Pursuant to Art. V, Section 11(d), Fla. Const., this meeting will involve deliberations of the JNC and will not be open to the public.

Interviews will be conducted on March 27 & 28, 2013, at the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. The interviews will be open to the public. Pursuant to Art. V, Section 11(d), Fla. Const., the deliberations that follow the interviews will not be open to the public.

The members of the Judicial Nominating Commission include the following: Michael J. Glazer, Chair, Edward Fleming, Vice-Chair, Christa Calamas, Barbara Johnston, Jerome Novey, Daryl D. Parks, Gary Rutledge and Steven Yablonski.

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[Revised: 03-05-2013]