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March 6, 2023
CONTACT: Pedro Allende, Chair; [email protected]
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-482-3529

The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Javier Enriquez and the retirement of County Court Judge Luise Krieger Martin.

DATE: March 10, 2023

LOCATION: School Administration Building, 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, 7th Floor, Conference Room 726, Miami, 33128

8:30 a.m. Kevin Hellmann
8:40 a.m. Heloiza Correa
8:50 a.m. Michelle Urbistondo
9:00 a.m. Break
9:10 a.m. Alexander Annunziato
9:20 a.m. Kimberly Hillery
9:30 a.m. Jennifer Hochstadt
9:40 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Gilberto Barreto
10:00 a.m. Scott Janowitz
10:10 a.m. Yara Klukas
10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Veronica Meza
10:40 a.m. Jay Yagoda
10:50 a.m. Rita Cuervo
11:00 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Jorge Santiago


Members of the public are invited to attend the interviews and submit any information they have regarding the candidates to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission. For those who wish to attend the interviews, the interviews are open to the public and will commence at 8:30 am on March 10, 2023 at School Administration Building, 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, 7th Floor, Conference Room 726, Miami, Florida 33128.


Pedro Allende (Chair)

Tel: 305-482-3529

[email protected]

Scott M. Dimond (Vice Chair)

Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.

Offices at Grand Bay Plaza

2665 South Bayshore Dr., PH 2B Miami, FL 33133

Tel: 305-374-1920

[email protected]

Robert H. Fernandez

RHF Law Firm, LLC

2600 South Douglas Road, Suite 305

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Tel.: 305-501-5011

[email protected]

Kansas R. Gooden

Boyd & Jenerette

11767 S Dixie Hwy #274

Miami, FL 33156

Tel.: 305-537-1238

[email protected]

Walter James Harvey

School Board Attorney’s Office

1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400

Miami, FL 33132

Tel.: 305-995-1304/Fax: 305-995-1412

[email protected]

Hayden P. O’Byrne

United States Attorney’s Office, SDFL

99 N.E. 4th Street

Miami, FL 33132

Tel: 305-961-9447/Fax: 305-530-7679

[email protected]

Robert R. Pardo

Robert R. Pardo, P.A.

7700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 512

Miami, FL 33156

Tel.: 305-596-7794/Fax: 305-596-5854

[email protected]

Miranda L. Soto

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

Two South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1500

Miami, FL 33131

Tel.: 305-347-4086

[email protected]

Jesus M. Suarez Continental PLLC

255 Alhambra Cir., Suite 640 Coral Gables, FL 33134

Tel: 305-677-2707

[email protected]


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