5th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
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.
|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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