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May 19, 2020
CONTACT: Walter J. Harvey, Chair, [email protected]
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-995-1304

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has nominated 12 individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court who applied to fill the vacancies resulting from the elevation of Judges Lody Jean and Zachary James.

The certified list of names of the nominees sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis, alphabetically ordered, is as follows:

  • Marcus Bach Armas
  • Gilberto Barreto
  • Karl Brown
  • Cristina Rivera Correa
  • Ritamaria Cuervo
  • Christopher Green
  • Kevin Hellman
  • Chiaka Ihekwaba
  • Marie Mato
  • Christopher Pracitto
  • Melissa Visconti
  • Craig Weissberg

11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission members:
Walter James Harvey, Chairman
School Board Attorney’s Office
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33132
Office: 305-995-1304
[email protected]
Robert H. Fernandez, Vice Chairman
RHF Law Firm, LLC
2600 S. Douglas Road, Suite 305
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Office: 305-215-2264
[email protected]

David Axelman
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
200 S Biscayne Blvd., Suite 400
Miami, FL 33131
Office: Tel.: 786-322-7395
[email protected]

Scott M. Dimond
Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A
Offices at Grand Bay Plaza
2665 South Bayshore Drive,  PH 2B
Miami, FL 33133
Office: 305-374-1920
[email protected]

Daniel S. Fridman
Fridman Fels & Soto, PLLC
2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 750
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Office: 305-569-7720
[email protected]

Jorge A. Mestre
Rivero Mestre, LLP
2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1000
Miami, FL 33134
Office: 305-445-2500
[email protected]

Hayden P. O’Byrne
United States Attorney’s Office, SDFL
99 NE 4th St.
Miami, FL 33132
Office: 305-961-9447
[email protected]

Robert R. Pardo
Robert R. Pardo, P.A.
7700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 512
Miami, FL 33156
Office: 305-596-7794
[email protected]

Miranda Lundeen Soto
Shutts & Bowen LLP
200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100
Miami, Florida 33131
Office: 305-347-7326
[email protected]

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