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November 12, 2019
CONTACT: Walter J. Harvey, Chair
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-995-1304

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court for the vacancies resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge John W. Thornton, Jr., the appointment of Circuit Court Judge Renatha S. Francis to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court, and the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Diane Ward:

Ramiro Christen Areces

Jason Bloch

Karl Brown

Raul Antonio Cuervo

Miesha Shonta Darrough

Christina DiRaimondo

Christopher Green

Ayana Harris

Peter Heller

Kevin Hellman

Zachary N. James

Scott M. Janowitz

Joseph J. Mansfield

Luis Perez-Medina

Robert T. Watson

The commission thanks the members of the bench, the Bar, and the public who took the time to provide feedback about the applicants.


Walter James Harvey (chairman)

School Board Attorney’s Office

1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400

Miami, FL 33132

Office Tel.: 305-995-1304

Fax: 305-995-1412

[email protected]

Robert H. Fernandez (vice chairman)

8440 Grand Canal Drive

Miami, FL 33144

Office Tel.: 305-215-2264

[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

Fax: 305-374-1961

[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

Fax: 305-445-2505

[email protected]

Hayden P. O’Byrne

United States Attorney’s Office, SDFL

99 NE 4th St.,

Miami, FL 33132

Office: 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

Office: Tel.: 305-596-7794

Fax: 305-596-5854

[email protected]

Miranda Lundeen Soto

Shutts & Bowen LLP

200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4100

Miami, Florida 33131

Office Tel.: 305-347-7326

Fax: 305-347-7985

[email protected]


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