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Thursday, August 11, 2011

MAX KOGEN HAS PASSED AWAY

A true REGJB legend. They don't make them like Max Kogen anymore. A great prosecutor. A great defense attorney. Here is more from the Herald Obit:

Professionally, Max rose quickly and prominently as an Assistant State Attorney under George Brautigam and Richard Gerstein to become Chief of the Capital Crimes Division. He then began a notable career as a criminal defense attorney, recognized by his peers as a respected and worthy jurist. Subsequently, he and Gerald Kogan became law partners in Kogen and Kogan, P.A. until Mr. Kogan (no relation) joined the judiciary. In 1983 Max accepted his daughter, Lauren, as his partner in Kogen and Kogen, P.A. Later the firm included his youngest daughter, Cary, as well. Upon retirement in 1991, Max threw himself into his only other passion, greyhound dog racing. For many years he bred and raced greyhounds as Kogen's Kennels. His idea of a social night out was dinner at the track.


Max Kogen....George Brautigam...names you just don't hear much anymore.


12 comments:

CAPTAIN said...

My condolences to the Kogen family. Truly a legal legend.

For all you Rick Perry fans, this from the NYT:

"A few months ago, with Texas aflame from more than 8,000 wildfires brought on by extreme drought, a man who hopes to be the next president took pen in hand and went to work:

“Now, therefore, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas.”

Then the governor prayed, publicly and often. Alas, a rainless spring was followed by a rainless summer. July was the hottest month in recorded Texas history. Day after pitiless day, from Amarillo to Laredo, from Toadsuck to Twitty, folks were greeted by a hot, white bowl overhead, triple-digit temperatures, and a slow death on the land.

In the four months since Perry’s request for divine intervention, his state has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Nearly all of Texas is now in “extreme or exceptional” drought, as classified by federal meteorologists, the worst in Texas history.

Lakes have disappeared. Creeks are phantoms, the caked bottoms littered with rotting, dead fish. Farmers cannot coax a kernel of grain from ground that looks like the skin of an aging elephant."

http://opinionator.blogs.
nytimes.com/2011/08/11/
rick-perrys-unanswered-
prayers/?nl=todayshead
lines&emc=thab1

CAPTAIN said...

The Captain Reports:

Regonal Counsel - Interview schedule .....

For those of you interested, on Friday, October 14, 2011, in the law offices of Podhurst & Orseck, 25 W. Flagler Street, Suite 800, in Miami, Florida, the FSC JNC will conduct the 16 interviews.

The schedule is as follows:

8 a.m. Marie H. Kim
8:20 a.m. Robert Friedman
8:40 a.m. Russell A. Shepherd
9 a.m. Eugene F. Zenobi
9:20 a.m. Joseph P. George, Jr.
9:40 a.m. William Earl Ploss
10:20 a.m. Abraham Laeser
10:40 a.m. Sky E. Smith
11 a.m. Roland Falcon
11:20 a.m. Steven Grossbard
11:40 a.m. Shari L. Vrod
12:40 p.m. Gregory T. Brown
1 p.m. Ana Gomez-Mallada
1:20 p.m. Gena Lauren Cohen
1:40 p.m. Kevin J. Hellmann
2 p.m. John D. Bruhn

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Cap
The lord heard Rick Perry's prayers and Judged him; finding him opposed to the rightous and so punished all of Tejas for it...

Evil will slay the wicked
Those that oppose the rightous shall be adjudged guily.
psalm 26
DS

Anonymous said...

Ivan FErnandez picked for the Third District.

Anonymous said...

He raced dogs? Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

You did hear that Ivan Fernandez is the newest member of the 3rd DCA.

Anonymous said...

what does the regional counsel job pay?

the trialmaster said...

Thank you for the nice remarks on Max Kogen. Better late than never.

Anonymous said...

Mon Capeeetan,

Gov. Perry is a moron. And maybe his prayers are misdirected. I'm just sayin'.

I scooped the Captain said...

Ivan Hernandez appointed to the 3rd DCA

CAPTAIN said...

The Captain Reports:

We have a new 3rd DCA Judge ....

(and that means the JNC now has two open seats to fill; Judge Figarola's County Court seat and Judge Fernandez' Circuit Court seat).

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ivan Fernandez was picked Friday to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

Gov. Rick Scott picked the family court judge from a short-list that included Assistant County Attorney Thomas Logue and Key West lawyer Edwin Scales III, a member of The Florida Bar board of governors.

......

Upon leaving the military, he joined Miami police as an officer and worked midnight shifts on street patrol in Liberty City. He later joined the K-9 unit, worked homicide cases, took over the narcotics unit and reached the position of major. Fernandez takes credit for opening the department’s south district substation on Flagler Street and 22nd Avenue in 1989.

That year, he also started law school and earned his degree at the University of Miami in 1992. He was admitted to the Bar in 1993 but stayed on the police force until 1995, when he retired and began a solo civil practice. Fernandez did business and personal injury litigation as well as divorce cases, a practice he glumly noted thrived because of the high rate of divorce for his fellow officers.

.....

He became a Miami-Dade prosecutor in 1999 and worked up from misdemeanors and juvenile cases to felonies and public prosecution.

The governor’s decision to pick Fernandez marked the third time this week he appointed a former public corruption prosecutor to the bench.

....
Courtesy DBR

Cap Out .....

CAPTAIN said...

to 6:32 - NOT - who is Hernandez