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August 17, 2018
CONTACT: Matthew Klein, Chair
Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: (407) 246-8440

ORLANDO – Governor Rick Scott has asked the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for the vacancy on the Orange County bench created by the elevation of Judge Jamie Grosshans to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for county court judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution and Section 34.021 of the Florida Statutes.

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

Applicants must submit a complete application, including requested financial disclosures, by September 11, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Applicants should e-mail the complete application to Matthew Klein at [email protected]. Any application received after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants must also email a 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 files should be named in the following last name/first name format: Klein.Matthew.pdf and Klein.Matthew-REDACTED.pdf.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: To assist the Judicial Nominating Commission in its review of applications, all questions must be fully and completely answered. Applications must include current contact information, including e-mail addresses, for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and references to facilitate the background investigation that will be conducted by the members of the Commission.

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 emailed or mailed to each commissioner at any time before the interviews begin:

Matthew A. Klein, Chair
Jackson Lewis, PC
390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1285
Orlando, FL 32801
[email protected]

Tara Tedrow, Vice Chair
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kanter & Reed, P.A.
215 North Eola Drive
Orlando, Florida 32801
[email protected]

Christopher Carmody
Gray Robinson, P.A.
301 E. Pine St., Ste. 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
[email protected]

Josh Grosshans
Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP
111 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1400
Orlando, Florida 32801
[email protected]

Glen Gilzean, Jr.
Central Florida Urban League
2804 Belco Drive
Orlando, FL 32808
[email protected]

Tim Schulte
Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe
315 East Robinson Street, Suite 600
Orlando, FL 32801
[email protected]

Mary Alice Nardella
Nardella & Nardella, PLLC
250 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 102
Orlando, FL 32801
[email protected]

Tad Yates
The Law Offices of Tad A. Yates, P.A.
3431 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
[email protected]

William Vose
1104 Bahama Dr.
Orlando, FL 32806
[email protected]

The Commission has tentatively scheduled to conduct interviews on October 8, 2018. Applicants will be notified by e-mail as to their interview time and place. A complete interview schedule will
be available at a later time.

If there are any questions about the application process, please contact the Chair of the JNC, Matthew A. Klein, or his assistant, Kat Daugherty, at 407-246-8440.


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