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January 18, 2019
CONTACT: Harout J. Samra, Chair; [email protected]
3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-423-8500

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck to the Florida Supreme Court.

The Commission will hold an organizational meeting by telephone on Jan. 18 at 5 p.m EST. The deadline for applications and instructions for submission will be discussed and announced to the public following the meeting. The commission may take up other matters as appropriate.

Members of the public wishing to attend the organizational meeting of the Judicial Nominating Commission may use the following conference line:

U.S. Dial-in: 1-888-472-4293
International Dial-in: +1-303-248-9125
Access: 4238534#

The commission members are:

Harout J. Samra, Chair
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500
Miami, FL 33131-5341
Telephone: 305-423-8534
Email: [email protected]

Richard D. Lara, Vice-Chair
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
7007 NW 77th Ave.
Miami, FL 33166
Telephone: 305-644-4824
Email: [email protected]

Adam M. Foslid
Greenberg Traurig LLP
333 S.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Telephone: 305-579-0553
Email: [email protected]

Eric A. Hernandez
Hernandez Lee Martinez, LLC
9190 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 204
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Telephone: 305-842-2101
Email: [email protected]

Lindsey Lazapoulos Friedman
United States Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida
Email: [email protected]

Michael A. Pineiro
Marcus Neiman Rashbaum & Pineiro LLP
2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1750
Miami, FL 33131
Telephone: 305-400-4268
Email: [email protected]

Raquel A. Rodriguez
McDonald Hopkins, LLC
Southeast Financial Center
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600
Miami, FL 33131-5324
Telephone: 305-704-3990
Email: rrodri[email protected]


Justin J. Sayfie
Sayfie Law Firm
401 E. Las Olas Blvd., 14th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: 954-954-523-2427
Email: [email protected]

Robert A. Spottswood Spottswood Companies, Inc.
506 Fleming St.
Key West, FL 33040
Telephone: 305-294-6100
Email: [email protected]


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