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February 12, 2020
CONTACT: Walter J. Harvey, Chair; [email protected]
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-995-1304

The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court as indicated below. The vacancies to be filled result from the elevation of Judges Christina DiRaimondo, Robert Watson and Ramiro Areces.

INTERVIEW DATE:    Friday, Feb. 21


Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School

300 NW 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33128


8:15 am        Executive Session

8:30 am        Karl Brown

8:37 am        Cristina Rivera Correa

8:44 am        Jeffrey Cynamon

8:51 am        Madelin D’Arce

8:58 am        Maribel Diaz

9:13 am        Renier Diaz de la Portilla

9:23 am        David Echavarria,

9:38 am        Carlos H. Gamez

9:45 am        Ritamaria Gonzalez Cuervo

9:52 am        Christopher Green

9:59 am        Blanca Greenwood

10:06 am      Marcia Hansen

10:13 am      Peter Heller

10:20 am      Kevin Hellman

10:27 am      Chiaka Ihekwaba

10:42 am      Scott M. Janowitz

10:49 am      Jeffrey Kolokoff

10:56 am      Gale Lewis

11:03 am      Steven Lieberman

11:10 am      Griska Mena

11:17 am      Christopher Pracitto

11:24 am      Kayla Riera-Gomez

11:39 am      Patricia Salman

11:46 am      Ariel Sagre

12:01 pm      Executive Session/ Lunch

1:01 pm        Craig Weissberg

Members of the public are invited to attend the interviews and submit any information they have regarding the candidates to the Eleventh Circuit JNC.


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.:305-215-2264

[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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