The Florida Bar

News Releases


August 7, 2019
CONTACT: Richard Doran, Chair; [email protected]
First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 850-224-9115

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will interview all 26 applicants for the vacancies on the 1st DCA created by the resignations of Judges Allen C. Winsor and T. Kent Wetherell. Interviews will be conducted at the First District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Drive, Tallahassee on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30. These interviews are open to the public. At the conclusion of the interviews, the JNC will move to closed session to deliberate and nominate individuals for consideration by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The interview schedule is as follows. Times may be altered at the chair’s discretion.

Thursday, Aug. 29

8:30 a.m.                Victoria Avalon

9:00 a.m.                Laura Boeckman

9:30 a.m.                Kevin Carson

10:00 a.m.              James “Scott” Duncan

10:30-10:45 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m.              Craig Feiser

11:15 a.m.              Gilbert Feltel

11:45 a.m.              Jennifer Frydrychowicz

12:15-1:00 p.m.      Lunch

1:00 p.m.                Brian Gowdy

1:30 p.m.                Donna Keim

2:00 p.m.                George Levesque

2:30 p.m.                Robert Long

3:00 p.m.                Andrew Manko

3:30-3:45 p.m.        Break

3:45 p.m.                Ana Cristina Martinez

4:15 p.m.                Autumn Miller

4:45 p.m.                Rachel Nordby

5:15 p.m.                Trisha Meggs Pate

5:45 p.m.                End Day One

Friday, Aug. 30

8:30 a.m.                Gary Perko

9 a.m.                    Jennifer Richardson

9:30 a.m.                Eric Roberson

10 a.m.                   Colin Roopnarine

10:30-10:45 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m.              Fred Rudzik

11:15 a.m.              Cristine Russell

11:45 a.m.              Adam Tanenbaum

12:15-1 p.m.           Lunch

1 p.m.                    Kristine Van Vorst

1:30 p.m.                Griffin Winthrop III

2 p.m.                    George Wright

2:30 p.m.                Interviews End

2:30-2:45 p.m.        Break

3:30 p.m.                Closed Deliberations until concluded

The JNC welcomes comments on the qualifications of any of the applicants. Those wishing to comment should do so in writing to Richard Doran, P. O. Box 391, Tallahassee, FL 32302 or by email to [email protected] . The members of the Judicial Nominating Commission are: Richard Doran, Benjamin Gibson, Adam Brandon, Christa Calamas, Christine Davis, Edward Fleming, Gary Hunter, Mohammad Jazil and Peter Penrod.


EDITORS: Please note The Florida Bar is not an association and "Association" is not part of our name. Proper reference is "The Florida Bar." Local bar organizations are properly termed "associations."