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5th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2021
CONTACT: Michael C. Sasso, chair, [email protected]
Fifth District Court of Appeal JNC
TELEPHONE: (407) 644-7161

As of the Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, deadline, the following individuals submitted applications to Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy of Judge Richard B. Orfinger.

Name Current Position
1. Judge Tesha Scolaro Ballou Circuit Judge, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Titusville
2. Judge C. Joseph Boatwright, II Circuit Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit, Palatka
3. Judge Melanie Chase Circuit Judge, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Sanford
4. Judge Vincent S. Chiu Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit
5. David J. D’ Agata Attorney, Florida Virtual School
6. Judge Mary Griffo Jolley Circuit Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit
7. Jill Ellen Kelso Trial attorney and appellate coordinator for Region 21, U.S. Department of Justice, Orlando
8. Judge Howard 0. McGillin, Jr. Circuit Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit, Palatka
9. Judge Adam McGinnis County Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orlando
10. Katherine Hurst Miller Attorney, Wright & Casey, P.A.
11. Joshua A. Mize Attorney, Mize Law, PLLC, Winter Park
12. Therese Ann Savona Attorney, Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
13. Judge Michael G. Takac Circuit Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Tavares
14. Judge Keith F. White Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orlando
15. Judge Carly S. Wish County Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orlando
16. Carrie Ann Wozniak Attorney, Akerman, LLP

 

The commission will conduct interviews starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, and Tuesday, Feb.  2, 2021. These interviews will now take place via Zoom. The commission will submit the names of six nominees for the vacancy to Gov. Ron DeSantis no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

For further information, please contact Michael C. Sasso, Esquire, chair, Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, at (407) 644-7161 or [email protected]­ law.com.

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