He was a DJ in the 1950's at local Miami radio stations WINZ, WQAM and WIOD.
He was a prosecutor hired by Richard Gerstein in 1970 for traffic court, and ended his career as chief of major crimes.
He was appointed by Judge Graham to the Circuit Court in 1981.
In 1998 he presided over the longest civil trial in US history which ended with a 145 BILLION dollar verdict against Big Tobacco.
Judge Robert Kaye has passed away.
The Miami Herald Obit is here, and here are some excerpts:
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. THIS BLOG HAS BEEN CALLED "THE DEFINITIVE BLOG ON MIAMI CRIMINAL LAW" BY THE NY TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE POPE, AND DONALD TRUMP WHO ALSO ONCE SAID IT WAS "REALLY GREAT". POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM