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February 11, 2020
CONTACT: Walter J. Harvey, chair
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-995-1304; [email protected]

The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of Judges Christina DiRaimondo, Robert Watson and Ramiro Areces.

Karl S.H. Brown
Cristina Rivera Correa
Jeffrey Cynamon
Madelin D’Arce
Maribel Diaz
Renier Diaz de la Portilla
David Echavarria
Tahya Fuenmayor
Carlos H. Gamez
Ritamaria Gonzalez Cuervo
Christopher Green
Blanca Greenwood
Marcia Hansen
Peter Heller
Kevin Hellman
Chiaka Ihekwaba
Scott M. Janowitz
Jeffrey Kolokoff
Gale Lewis
Steven Lieberman
Griska Mena
Christopher Pracitto
Kayla Riera-Gomez
Abbe S. Rifkin
Ariel Rodriguez
Patricia Salman
Ariel Sagre
Craig Weissberg

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will confer at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, to schedule interviews. A room will be made available to members of the public (The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Board Attorney’s Office, 1450 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 430, Miami, Florida) who wish to attend.

Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission members:

Walter James Harvey (Chairman)
School Board Attorney’s Office
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33132
Office Tel.: 305-995-1304
[email protected]

Robert H. Fernandez (Vice Chairman)
RHF Law Firm, LLC
2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Office Tel.:305-215-2264
[email protected]

David Axelman
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
200 S Biscayne Blvd., Ste 400
Miami, FL 33131
Office: Tel.: 786-322-7395
[email protected]

Scott M. Dimond
Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A
Offices at Grand Bay Plaza
2665 South Bayshore Dr. PH 2B
Miami, FL 33133
Office Tel.: 305-374-1920
[email protected]

Daniel S. Fridman
Fridman Fels & Soto, PLLC
2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 750
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Office Tel.: 305-569-7720
[email protected]

Jorge A. Mestre
Rivero Mestre, LLP
2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 1000
Miami, FL 33134
Office Tel: 305-445-2500
[email protected]

Hayden P. O’Byrne
United States Attorney’s Office, SDFL
99 NE 4th St.,
Miami, FL 33132
Office: 305-961-9447
[email protected]

Robert R. Pardo
Robert R. Pardo, P.A.
7700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 512
Miami, FL 33156
Office: Tel.: 305-596-7794
[email protected]

Miranda Lundeen Soto
Shutts & Bowen LLP
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4100
Miami, Florida 33131
Office Tel.: 305-347-7326
[email protected]

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