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March 22, 2017
Luis E. Suárez; [email protected],
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(305) 539-8400

MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevation of County Court Judge Victoria Del Pino to the circuit court.

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.

Applicants must deliver a complete application and 10 copies by 5 p.m. April 20, 2017. Any application delivered after the deadline will not be considered. You may redact your Social Security number from the 10 copies, leaving the complete number in the original.

The application and copies should be delivered to:

Luis E. Suárez
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
100 S.E. 2
nd St., Suite 2800
Miami, FL 33131-2144

In addition to the hard copies, please email a PDF version of the application to Luis E. Suárez, Chair ([email protected]), 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.

Applications may be downloaded from the Florida Bar’s website at and the Office of the Governor at Applicants should include a recent photograph.

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.


Luis E. Suárez, Chair
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
100 S.E. 2
nd St., Suite 2800
Miami, FL 33131-2144
Tel.: (305) 539-8400
Fax: (305) 539-1307
[email protected]

Hans Ottinot, Vice Chair
City Attorney’s Office for the City of Sunny Isles Beach
18070 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Tel.: (305) 792-1765
Fax: (305) 792-1562
[email protected]

Robert H. Fernandez
Zumpano Castro
500 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 302
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel.: (305) 503-2990 Ext. 8003
Fax: (305) 774-5908
[email protected]

Daniel S. Fridman
White & Case LLP
Southeast Financial Center
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4900
Miami, FL 33131
Tel.: (305) 995-5264
[email protected]

Walter James Harvey
School Board Attorney’s Office
1450 NE 2
nd Ave., Suite 400
Miami, FL 33132
Tel.: (305) 995-1304
Fax: (305) 995-1412
[email protected]

Christine Hernandez-Baldwin
Office of the State Attorney, 11
th Judicial Circuit
1350 N.W. 12
th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
Tel.: (305) 547-0100
Fax: (305) 547-0313
[email protected]

Paul Huck, Jr.
Jones Day
600 Brickell Ave.
Brickell World Plaza, Suite 3300
Miami, FL 33131
Tel.: (305) 714-9700
Fax: (305) 714-9799
[email protected]

Hayden P. O’Byrne
K&L Gates

Southeast Financial Center, Suite 3900
200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131
Tel.: (305) 539-3381
[email protected]

Robert R. Pardo
Robert R. Pardo, P.A.
7700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 512
Miami, FL 33156
Tel.: (305) 596-7794
Fax: (305) 596-5854
[email protected]

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[Revised: 03-24-2017]