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February 6, 2019
CONTACT: Hayden P. O’Byrne, Chair; [email protected]
11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-539-3381

INTERVIEW DATE:    Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

LOCATION:              K&L Gates, LLP

200 S. Biscayne Blvd. 39th Floor

Miami, FL 33131-2399


The following individuals will be interviewed by the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida resulting from the elevation of Judge Eric Hendon and Judge Bronwyn Miller:


9:00 a.m.      William I. Altfield

9:10 a.m.      Rebecca Valentina Aroca

9:20 a.m.      Michelle Alvarez Barakat

9:30 a.m.      Jason Bloch

9:40 a.m.      Tanya Brinkley

9:50 a.m.      Michelle A. Delancy


Executive Session


10:30 a.m.    Ivy R. Ginsberg

10:40 a.m.    Blanca Torrents Greenwood

10:50 a.m.    Peter Heller

11:00 a.m.   Scott M. Janowitz

11:10 a.m.   Zachary N. James

11:20 a.m.   Jeffrey M. Kolokoff


Executive Session


12:00 p.m.   Steven Lieberman

12:10 p.m.   Joseph J. Mansfield

12:20 p.m.   Griska Mena

12:30 p.m.    Julie Harris Nelson

12:40 p.m.    Kayla A. Riera-Gomez

12:50 p.m.    Abbe S. Rifkin


Members of the public are invited to attend the interviews and submit any information they have regarding the candidates to the 11th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission.




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

Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A

Offices at Grand Bay Plaza

2665 South Bayshore Dr. PH 2B

Miami, FL 33133


[email protected]

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