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November 26, 2019
CONTACT: Tara L. Tedrow, Chair; [email protected]
Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 407-418-6361

Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one circuit judicial vacancy on the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s bench created by the elevation of Judge Dan Traver to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

The commission requires interested candidates to submit a complete application for consideration. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The individuals appointed must reside in the Ninth Judicial Circuit at the time that he or she assumes office.

Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website or the Office of the Governor. Applicants must include a recent photograph, preferably as a cover page.

Applicants must submit a complete application to Chair Tara L. Tedrow, at [email protected] by Monday, Dec. 9, at noon. The commission will be holding interviews on Friday, Dec. 20. The commission encourages applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible. Any application received after the noon deadline will not be considered. Applicants must e-mail the complete application in .pdf format. Applicants must also e-mail a second .pdf version of the application with personal information not subject to public disclosure—such as the social security number—redacted as permitted by Section 119.071 of the Florida Statutes. The two .pdf files should be named in the following last name.first name format as an example, so use the applicant’s own name: Doe.John.pdf and Doe.John-REDACTED.pdf. No paper applications will be accepted.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: To assist the JNC in its review of applications, all questions must be fully and completely answered. The submitted application must include the financial disclosures and a writing sample, and the requested recent photograph. Applications must also include current contact information, including e-mail addresses, for all judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and references to facilitate the background investigation that members of the commission will conduct.

Members of the bench, the Bar, and the public are encouraged to contact the members of the commission concerning applicants for judicial positions. Letters of recommendation should be e-mailed or mailed to all commissioners at any time before the interviews begin:

9th Circuit JNC Commissioners

Tara L. Tedrow, chair

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

215 North Eola Drive

Orlando, Florida 32801

[email protected]

Cell: 407-701-6161

Office: 407-418-6361

Jeff Aaron, vice chair

Gray Robinson, P.A.

301 E. Pine St., Ste. 1400

Orlando, FL 32801

[email protected]

Cell: 239-745-2777

Office: 407-244-5644

Matthew A. Klein

BBA Aviation USA, Inc.

13485 Veterans Way, Ste. 600

Orlando, FL 32827

[email protected]

Cell: 561-213-4448

Office: 407-206-5291

Mary Alice Nardella

Nardella & Nardella, PLLC

250 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 102

Orlando, FL 32801

[email protected]

Cell: 407-579-2861

Office: 407-966-2680

Josh Grosshans

Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP

111 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1400

Orlando, Florida 32801

[email protected]

Cell: 407-284-7744

Office: 407-481-5851

Tim Schulte

Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe, P.A.

315 East Robinson Street, Suite 600

Orlando, FL 32801

[email protected]

Cell: 407-257-1874

Office: 407-425-7010

Chris Posteraro

Walt Disney World Legal Dept.

PO Box 10000

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000

[email protected]

Cell: 202-487-0819

Office: 407-828-1130

Robert Holborn

General Counsel

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office

2601 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway

Kissimmee, FL 34744

[email protected]

Cell: 407-269-1760

Office: 407-348-1146

Michael A. Sasso

Sasso & Sasso, P.A.

1031 W. Morse Blvd., Ste. 120

Winter Park, FL 32789-3774

[email protected]

Cell: 407-413-0237

Office: 407-644-7161

The commission has scheduled to conduct interviews on Dec. 20, at the law offices of Gray Robinson in Orlando. Applicants will be notified by e-mail as to their interview time and the address once the schedule is made after the application deadline. A complete interview schedule will be available on the governor’s website at a later time. If there are any questions about the application process, please contact the chair of the JNC, Tara L. Tedrow, at 407- 418-6361.


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