Broward County, Florida

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Broward County is located within the Florida Seventeenth Circuit Court.

The people of Broward County are served by a Circuit Court and a County Court.

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has jurisdiction in Broward County. Appeals from the Southern District go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


Broward County, Florida

Circuit courts

Florida Seventeenth Circuit Court

Criminal Division:

Probate Division:

Civil Division

Juvenile Division:

Unified Family Court

Domestic Violence Division:


*(County Court judges)

County courts

Broward County Court, Florida

Administrative Judge

Criminal Division

Civil Division

Satellite Divisions

North Satellite Divisions

West Satellite Divisions

South Satellite Divisions

2012 election

For information on statewide judicial elections, see: Florida judicial elections, 2012

Seventeenth Circuit Court

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
PorthAri Abraham Porth   ApprovedANoGroup 10   ApprovedA
BirkenArthur M. Birken   ApprovedAYesGroup 40   ApprovedA
PhillipsCarol Lisa Phillips   ApprovedAYesGroup 1   ApprovedA
RossDale Ross   ApprovedAYesGroup 3570.8%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
HaimesDavid Haimes   ApprovedAYesGroup 7   ApprovedA
CohenGeoffrey D. Cohen   ApprovedAYesGroup 43   ApprovedA
HolmesIlona M. Holmes   ApprovedAYesGroup 38   ApprovedA
Shapiro-HarrisJulie C. Shapiro-Harris    NoGroup 1948.6% 
Gonzalez, Jr.Julio E. Gonzalez, Jr.    NoGroup 4533.9%ApprovedA49.1%   DefeatedD
Garcia-WoodMarina Garcia-Wood   ApprovedAYesGroup 58   ApprovedA
SpeiserMark A. Speiser   ApprovedAYesGroup 39   ApprovedA
RobinsonMichael A. Robinson   ApprovedAYesGroup 32   ApprovedA
RothschildMichael Ian Rothschild   ApprovedANoGroup 1951.4%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
RocqueMichael Rocque    NoGroup 3529.3% 
UsanMichael Usan   ApprovedAYesGroup 42   ApprovedA
SingerMichele Towbin Singer   ApprovedAYesGroup 57   ApprovedA
LopaneNicholas Lopane   ApprovedAYesGroup 5   ApprovedA
ParkerOliver Parker    NoGroup 4515.6% 
BackmanPaul L. Backman   ApprovedAYesGroup 36   ApprovedA
WeinsteinPeter M. Weinstein   ApprovedAYesGroup 46   ApprovedA
SokoloffRhoda Sokoloff    NoGroup 4523.1% 
BaileyTim Bailey   ApprovedANoGroup 31   ApprovedA

Broward County Court

CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
MarksAlan R. Marks   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
BackmanArlene Simon Backman   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
Lerner-WrenGinger Lerner-Wren   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
LiebermanIlene Lieberman    NoGroup 644.4% 
FishmanJane D. Fishman   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
LevyJill K. Levy   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
Murphy IIIJoseph A. Murphy III   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
McHughKathleen Mary McHugh   ApprovedANoGroup 655.6%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
SchiffLouis H. Schiff   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
GoldenMelanie Golden    NoGroup 3240.6% 
BrownMindy Kirsch Brown   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
LevineOlga M. Levine   ApprovedANoGroup 536.3%ApprovedA52.3%   ApprovedA
GoodisRandy Goodis    NoGroup 1022.3% 
SachsRichard Adam Sachs    NoGroup 525.2% 
DiazRobert F. Diaz   ApprovedAYesGroup 1049.7%ApprovedA58.7%   ApprovedA
NicholsRobert Nichols    NoGroup 538.5%ApprovedA47.7%   DefeatedD
LeeRobert W. Lee   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
BanksRoshawn Banks    NoGroup 1028.0%ApprovedA41.3%   DefeatedD
ZellerSharon Zeller   ApprovedAYes   ApprovedA
MillerTerri-Ann Miller   ApprovedAYesGroup 3259.4%ApprovedA   ApprovedA

See also

External links


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