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October 2, 2018
CONTACT: Gilbert M. Singer, Chair; EMAIL: [email protected]
Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 813-288-1881

The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following applicants will be interviewed for consideration for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County created by the retirement of the Honorable Claudia Rickert Isom.


Adam Leo Bantner II                                                 Troy Matthew Lovell

Shelton S. Bridges                                                    Sasha Lohn

Starr Linette Brookins                                                Ellen K. Lyons

Christine Shiver Brown                                              Paul S. Maney

Sonya C. Colon                                                         Daryl Manning

Travis J. Coy                                                            Richard Henry Martin

Mary Lou Cuellar-Stilo                                                Antina L. Mobley

Wendy DePaul                                                          Sara K. Peacock

Gary S. Dolgin                                                         John A. Schifino

Andrew C. Eckhoff                                                    Matthew Alex Smith

Lawrence Mark Leffler                                               Alicia Raina Whiting-Bozich


The Commission encourages and seeks comments regarding the qualifications of these applicants from the public and from members of the Bench and Bar. Comments may be addressed to Gilbert M. Singer, Chair, Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, c/o Marcadis Singer, P. A., 5104 South Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33611.  Comments must be received on or before Oct. 5, 2018, to be considered by the Commission.


The Commission will conduct interviews on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. at the law offices of Bush Ross, P. A., 1801 North Highland Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602. The Commission will submit the names of nominees for this vacant judgeship to Governor Rick Scott by Oct. 11, 2018.


A list of members of the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is available from The Florida Bar’s website.


Questions should be directed to Gilbert M. Singer, Chair, Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, at 813-288-1881 or [email protected]


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