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Passionate about Flamenco dancing, a big fan of Salvador Dali’s artwork, and a lover of her mother’s gazpacho soup, Judge Kathleen McCarthy is immensely proud of her Spanish roots and the cultural fusion she was born into with an Irish American father and a Spanish mother. Her parents met in the late 1950s in Spain,...

Judge Izquierdo is a native Floridian, born and raised in Hialeah, Florida and is a first generation Cuban American.  His mother came over on the “Pedro Pan” flights, separated from her parents. His father came to Florida “pre-Castro.”  Judge Izquierdo attended Florida International University in Miami, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in...

  Judge Alberto Ribas, Jr. is a first-generation Cuban-American who was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Both his sets of grandparents made the brave decision and great sacrifice of sending each of his parents to the United States to flee the Communist regime of Cuba. Judge Ribas graduated the University of Florida in 1991...

The Honorable Olga Levine is a native Floridian who was born in Orlando and was raised in South Florida. Her parents are both of Cuban descent. Judge Levine was the first member of her family to graduate from law school and received both her undergraduate and law degree from University of Florida. After being admitted...

The Honorable David A. Haimes was born and raised in South Florida. His mother, Ligia, was born and raised in Colombia, South America, and she came to the United States when she was in her 20’s. His father was born and raised in New York, and his paternal grandparents came to the United States from...

Magistrate Lucy Ramos Miller was appointed to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida, Family Division, in February 2012 and has served as a magistrate ever since. Although Magistrate Miller’s career has focused on family law, she did not plan it that way.  When she graduated from law school, she knew she wanted to...

Judge Carlos Rebollo was appointed to the bench in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and has been a judge for the last 13 years. He was born in Cuba and as a young boy moved to New York. Soon thereafter, he settled in New Jersey, growing up in the working-class and diverse neighborhood of Newark’s...

Not many people know, but Judge Bernard Bober of the Broward County Circuit Court is of Hispanic descent.  His family emigrated from Cuba in 1972 during the Castro regime. He has a number of family members who keep his Cuban/Hispanic traditions as alive and true as when they first came to the United States.  This makes Judge Bober cherish and...

Judge Lee was appointed to the bench in 1997. He currently serves as a County Court Judge in our Fort Lauderdale Courthouse and is the head Administrative Judge for all of County Court for the 17th Judicial Circuit. As Administrative Judge, he not only handles his own case load but all matters involving policy, scheduling,...

Judge Robert F. Diaz was appointed to the bench in 1992 by Florida Governor Lawton Chiles. He currently serves in the misdemeanor criminal division.  Judge Diaz’s demonstrated commitment to justice, integrity, and the community are invaluable assets to the 17th Judicial Circuit. Judge Diaz is committed to providing a space in his courtroom in which...

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