Harvey A. Kornstein
|Harvey A. Kornstein|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Florida Tenth Circuit Court|
|Active:||1/1999 - 1/2/2017|
|Past position:||Polk County Court Judge|
|Past term:||1984-1985; 1989-1998|
|Born:||March 24, 1952|
|Home State:||Miami, FL|
|Bachelors:||University of Florida, 1973|
|Law School:||University of Florida College of Law, 1976|
|Military service:||Naval Reserve/Air Force Reserve, 1974-2004|
Harvey A. Kornstein is a judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He was first elected to this position in 1998 (effective January of 1999) and is currently assigned to the Juvenile Division. He ran unopposed and was retained in the August 24, 2010 primary to a 6 year term that ends on January 2, 2017.
Biography and Education
Kornstein was born in Miami, FL on March 24, 1952. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida, in 1973 and 1976, respectively. He later attended the Naval Justice School in Rhode Island (1977), the Military Judge's School in Virginia (1978) and the Florida Judicial College (1989).
Kornstein began his career as a Special Assistant State Attorney, serving in the 6th, 13th and 19th Judicial Circuits. In 1980, he became an Assistant State Attorney in the 10th Judicial Circuit. He worked in that capacity until 1984, becoming Chief of the Major Narcotics section. In August of that year, he became a Polk County Court judge, but his term ended the following January. He then became Field Counsel for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which investigated and prosecuted health care fraud. In January of 1989, he returned to the County Court, where he served until his election to the Circuit Court in 1998. In 1991, he was the Administrative County Judge.
- Main article: Florida judicial elections, 2010
- ↑ The Ledger.com, "Judge Harvey A. Kornstein, No. 10", April 27, 2008
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Florida's 10th Judicial Circuit: Judge Harvey A. Kornstein
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Florida Candidate Listing for 2010 General Election Select top "View List" button and scroll to "Circuit Judge" section
- ↑ Judicial selection in Florida
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Biographies of State and County Court Judges in Florida Scroll to p.66