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February 20, 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 received applications from and will interview the following individuals in connection with the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck to the Supreme Court:

Hon. Mark Blumstein
Hon. Alex Bokor
Hon. Marcia Caballero
Jonathan Colan
Lilliana Farinas-Sabogal
Jeffrey Geldens
Kansas Gooden
Hon. Monica Gordo
Edward Guedes
Christopher Johnson
Hon. Timothy Koenig
Fleur Lobree
Rima Mullins
Hayden O’Byrne
Jorge J. Perez
Hon. Thomas Rebull
Hon. Carlos Rodriguez
Oren Rosenthal
Ann St. Peter-Griffith
Hon. Migna Sanchez-Llorens
Eduardo Sanchez
Hon. Maria de Jesus Santovenia
Hon. Daryl Trawick
Melissa Damian Visconti
Hon. Lisa Walsh
Hon. Angelica Zayas

The commission will hold interviews from March 6 through March 8, 2019. Applicants and the public will be separately notified of the exact date, time and location of the interviews.

Members of the public are invited to attend the interviews and also are urged to contact the commission concerning applicants for judicial positions.

The commission members are:

Harout J. Samra, Chair
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2500
Miami, FL 33131-5341
Telephone: 305-23-8534
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
U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida
99 NE 4th St.
Miami, FL 33132
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: [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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