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This month we are honoring one of Broward’s most well-respected attorneys, Julio Gonzalez. Mr. Gonzalez joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office as its Director of Professional Standards in September 2019. From February 2013 to September 2019, he served as the General Counsel to the Broward County PBA following several years in private practice as a criminal...

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...

Stewart Valencia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1994. He graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in December of 1997, wherein he was honored with the Dean’s List for his excellent academic work. He has been admitted to the Florida Bar since May 1998....

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...

Michelle Denis started her legal career in civil litigation. However, she dreamed of becoming a teacher when she was younger and found her true calling in academia. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Recruiting for the Office of Career and Professional Development at the University of Florida Levin College of Law (UF Law),...

Iris Elijah is the Associate General Counsel at Florida International University. She has served as a government lawyer her entire legal career. Ms. Elijah is highly involved with the legal community. Besides her involvement with the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, Ms. Elijah is on The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Board of Governors,...

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,...

Aby Catalina Rodriguez is a government attorney. She attended university at Florida State University, and law school at Florida International University. Criminal law has always fascinated Ms. Rodriguez, and she thoroughly enjoys her work as a prosecutor. While having a mother who was an attorney in Colombia sparked Ms. Rodriguez’s interest in becoming a lawyer,...

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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