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April 22, 2019
CONTACT: Hayden P. O’Byrne, Esq., Chair; [email protected]
11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-539-3381

The following individuals have applied to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of Judge Michelle Barakat and Judge Tanya Brinkley.

Karl S. H. Brown

Arya Attari Li

Miguel J. Chamorro

Steven Lieberman

Ritamaria Gonzalez Cuervo

Gustavo Javier Losa

Madelin D’Arce

Jonathan Meltz

Elsa Maria Fernandez

Griska Mena

Tahya Fuenmayor

Miguel F. Mirabal

Ivy R. Ginsberg

Julie Harris Nelson

Blanca Torrents Greenwood

Joseph D. Perkins

Peter S. Heller

Christopher Pracitto

Kimberly Hillery

Kayla Riera-Gomez

Zachary N. James

Ariel Rodriguez

Scott M. Janowitz

Melissa Roca Shaw

Jeffrey M. Kolokoff

Stephanie Silver

Gale Lewis


Members of the bench, the Bar, and the public are encouraged to contact the members of the Commission concerning these applicants.




Hayden P. O’Byrne (Chairman)

K&L Gates

Southeast Financial Center, Suite 3900

200 South Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33131

Tel.: 305-539-3381

[email protected]


Walter James Harvey (Vice Chairman)

School Board Attorney’s Office

1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400

Miami, FL 33132

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

[email protected]


Paul Huck, Jr.

Jones Day

600 Brickell Avenue

Brickell World Plaza, Suite 3300

Miami, FL 33131

Tel.: 305-714-9700/Fax: 305-714-9799

[email protected]


Daniel S. Fridman

White & Case LLP

Southeast Financial Center

200 So. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4900

Miami, FL 33131

Tel.: 305-995-5264

[email protected]


Robert H. Fernandez

Gunster Law Firm

Brickell World Plaza

600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3500

Miami, FL 33131

Tel.: 305-376-6000/Fax: 786-425-4119

[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]


Christine Hernandez

United States Attorney’s Office

99 N.E. 4th Street

Miami, Fl. 33132

Tel.: 305-961-9001

[email protected]


Jorge A. Mestre

Rivero Mestre, LLP

2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 1000,

Miami, FL 33134

Tel: 305-445-2500

[email protected]


Scott M. Dimond, Esq.

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]



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