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The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

Updated: May 22, 2023



Announcing Nominations for Broward Circuit Court Vacancy


The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) has released the names of individuals nominated to fill the vacancy that arose following the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Patti Henning.


After conducting comprehensive interviews of twenty-two applicants and taking into careful consideration the feedback received from the bench, the bar, and the public, the JNC has listed the following nominees. They are presented in alphabetical order, without any particular preference:


Lisa Beth Glick

Julio E. Gonzalez, Jr.

Janice Carine Haywood

Jessica Marra

Kevin Patrick Tynan

Christopher Beauregard Wigand


Thomas D. Oates, the Chair of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, stated, "Each of the nominees have displayed an exceptional grasp of the law and a clear commitment to justice, making them suitable candidates to fill this important role."


The JNC extends its heartfelt gratitude to all members of the bench, the bar, and the general public who took time out of their busy schedules to provide feedback about the applicants. Your involvement is an essential part of ensuring the integrity of our judicial system.


The list of nominees is now with Governor Ron DeSantis, who will make the final decision regarding the appointment to the Broward Circuit Court.


For further inquiries, please contact Thomas D. Oates, Chair, Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, at (954) 942-6500 or toates@pompanolaw.com.


cc: Members of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission


William G. McCormick (Vice Chair) – wgm@wgmccormicklaw.com

Valerie Barnhart – valerie@barnhartfirm.com

Joseph S. Van de Bogart – vandebogartjnc@gmail.com

Camille Coolidge Shotwell – coolidge@coolidgelaw.com

Levi G. Williams, Jr. – levi@leviwilliamslaw.com

Kenneth J. Joyce – ken.joyce@lewisbrisbois.com

Alice K. Sum – sumal@sec.gov

John H. Richards – jrichards@boydlawgroup.com


Stay tuned for more updates regarding the Broward Circuit Court appointment!


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