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May 2, 2022
CONTACT: Robert J. Harvey, Chair; [email protected]
Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 561-303-2918

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces that the JNC received applications from the individuals listed below to fill one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the retirement and resignation of Judge Janis Brustares Keyser. The applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the times indicated below:

9:00 a.m.      Thomas Berger

9:12 a.m.      Andrew Carrabis

9:24 a.m.      Alex Braunstein

9:36 a.m.      Santo DiGangi

9:48 a.m.      Jaianna Seaborne

10:00 a.m.     Kevin Walsh

10:12 a.m.     Danielle Sherriff

10:24 a.m.     Stephanie Tew

10:36 a.m.     Break

10:48 a.m.     Judge Melanie Surber

11:00 a.m.     Steven Phillips

11:12 a.m.     Schnelle Tonge

11:24 a.m.     Judge John Parnofiello

11:36 a.m.     Lawonda Warren

11:48 a.m.     Danielle Grundt

12:00 p.m.    Kristen Grimes

12:10 p.m.    JNC Deliberations

The above interviews will be conducted in person at the Library Conference Room, Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401.

Each interview will be ten minutes long, including a two-minute opening statement. The interviews will be transcribed by Phipps Reporting pro bono.

JNC proceedings are open to the public, except for deliberations. A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC is available at

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Harvey at 561-303-2918, or by email at [email protected].


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