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Wendy W. Berger
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Current Court Information:
Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
Title:   Judge
Position:   Group 19
Salary:  $154,000
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Rick Scott
Active:   2012-2015
Preceded by:   David Monaco
Past post:   Judge, Florida Seventh Circuit Court
Past term:   2005 - 2012
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Florida State University
Law School:   Florida State University College of Law
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Fifth District Court of Appeal
Position:  Retention
State:  Florida
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014

Wendy W. Berger is a judge of the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Florida. She was appointed to this position by Governor Rick Scott on August 21, 2012 to replace retired Judge David Monaco.[1][2] Her current term expires in 2015.

Berger is running for retention in 2014.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2014
Berger is running for retention to the Fifth District Court of Appeal. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[3]
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Bar evaluation

The Florida Bar conducted a poll of its members regarding the appellate judges up for retention in 2014. 82% of respondents recommended Berger for retention.[4]

2012

Berger was unopposed and automatically re-elected to the 7th Circuit Court in 2012, but this re-election did not apply due to her appointment to another court.[5]

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012

Education

Berger received her B.S. and J.D. degrees from Florida State University. She was admitted to the bar in 1993.[6][7]

Career

Judicial philosophy

Before her appointment to the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal, Berger was a trial court judge on the 7th Circuit Court bench. There she earned a reputation for giving what some consider harsh sentences, including the death penalty. Berger, however, said that she gave harsh sentences because she "had the responsibility [as a judge] to protect people. The harshest sentences were given to those I felt were a danger to the public.”[10]

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