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February 24, 2020
CONTACT: Walter J. Harvey, Chair; [email protected]
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 County Court for the vacancies resulting from the elevation of Judges Christina DiRaimondo, Robert Watson and Ramiro Areces.

Karl Brown

Cristina Rivera Correa

Renier Diaz de la Portilla

Carlos H. Gamez

Rita Gonzalez Cuervo

Christopher Green

Marcia Hansen

Peter Heller

Kevin Hellman

Chiaka Ihekwaba

Scott M. Janowitz

Jeffrey Kolokoff

Gale Lewis

Steven Lieberman

Griska Mena

Christopher Pracitto

Patricia Salman

Craig Weissberg

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)

RHF Law Firm, LLC

2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Office Tel.:786-315-4479 Cell: 305-215-2264

rfernand[email protected]

David Axelman

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

200 S Biscayne Blvd., Ste 400

Miami, FL 33131

Office: Tel.: 786-322-7395

Fax: 786-322-7501

[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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