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Friday, July 22, 2016

A LITTLE FRIDAY THROWBACK




A little Village people coming at ya...

12 comments:

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


I couldn't disagree with you more 8:25 am from the last string of comments.

We have 123 Circuit and County Court Judges, and while there are always going to be a few bad apples in the bunch, overall, we have one of the finest group of judges of any Circuit in this State.

On the Blumstein matter, while I stand by my comments that Blumstein is promoting his experience through his legal service in the military as one reason that he is qualified to serve on the bench, if the DOD rules prohibit what he is doing, then he should be called out for it and he should remove the material from his campaign.

Cap Out .....

the trialmaster said...

I have had the pleasure of practicing in both the civil and criminal arenas for many decades. I have seen scores of judges come and go over this time. Without a doubt the bench in Miami-Dade is the worst I have ever seen. Most of them cannot make a dime in private practice and go from the sao to the bench without ever having to sign a paycheck in private practice. Others, who sold Amway products and others who have no litigation experience simply run on their surnames or add hyphens to appeal to the voters who have no idea who is qualified and who is not. We have very few who gave up lucrative practices and have life experience who know what they are doing.(Hanzman and Rebull come to mind immediately). Maybe its because we now have so many slots to fill or very qualified attorneys can make much more in private practice and do not need to acquire "Black Robe Fever" to make themselves seem powerful to their families or others. Very sad state of affairs..

Anonymous said...

Let's see if he will Captain ...

Anonymous said...

YMCA

Anonymous said...

Trialmaster, putting Rebull and Hanzman in the same sentence is moronic. Hanzman made millions and millions as a plaintiff's lawyer while Rebull had to kiss ass at Broad & Cassel to barely make $250,000 per year. They are both good guys but Hanzman is worth a lot of money and Rebull ain't.

Anonymous said...

Rebull? He is a miserable prick.You destroyed your credibility by mentioning him.

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According to the public records, Hanzman is worth $23,000,000 and Rebul is worth $226,000.

I guess Rebull must not have given up a lucrative practice TrialMaster

Anonymous said...

Trialmaster, Hanzman (for sure) and Rebull were successful attorneys. Several others had successful private practices and or did not need this job for the $$$. Hersch and Hirsch did well , Fine , Zilber , Fajardo, Bloch, DeLa O and Venzer to name just a few could easily make more $$$ off the bench. And they are not there for their "surnames or black robe fever".

Anonymous said...


"An Ohio attorney was removed from a courtroom in handcuffs and sentenced to five days in jail after she refused to take off a Black Lives Matter pin at a judge’s request.

Attorney Andrea Burton was arrested at a Youngstown, Ohio courthouse on Friday while representing a client. She was charged with contempt of court after refusing to remove the pin on the grounds that she was expressing her right to free speech.
She was given the several-day jail sentence but has been released while an appeal is underway, WKBN News reported.
Judge Robert Milich reportedly asked Burton several times to take off the pin during a court session on Friday morning, citing a Supreme Court ruling allowing judges to prohibit political symbols from the courtroom.

He called Burton into his chambers to discuss the matter privately and then adjourned her case after she continued to refuse.
“There’s a difference between a flag, a pin from your church or the Eagles and have a pin that’s on a political issue,” Milich told WKBN.

Judges are generally granted wide latitude in what they allow in their courtrooms.

Burton argued that her First Amendment rights overrule the Supreme Case law and Milich's discretion, and refused the judge's instructions because she didn’t want to remain “neutral to injustice.”

“To remain neutral becomes an accomplice to oppression.” she told WFMJ.

“It’s an act of civil disobedience I understand that. I’m not anti-police I work with law enforcement and I hold them in the highest regard, and just to say for the record I do believe all lives matter. But at this point they don’t all matter equally, and that’s the problem in the justice system,” Burton said.

Burton’s sentence will be taken to an Appeals Court.
The local NAACP chapter told WFMJ that they are monitoring Burton’s case and warned that the attorney’s civil rights may have been violated."

Anonymous said...

I concur with Rebull being called a "miserable prick." Leaving insurance defense as a your area of practice is not exactly giving up a lucrative practice. It's a redundant and boring area of law. Basically, Rebull went from being a miserable defense lawyer to being miserable prick of a judge.

the trialmaster said...

I have had cases in front of Rebull and found that he knows the law and rules. Also he did give up Money to become a judge as opposed to the lifers from the Justice Building. Of those mentioned, The Hirsch and Hersch came from lucrative private practices, not the SAO. Bloch, like all county attorneys was vastly overpaid and has saved his dough so he could afford to run. He would not be sought in private practice and would of had to take a pay cut. Zilber is an odd ball and was not a big success in private practice. Venzer is a very fine judge, I have been impressed by her passion in helping some defendants. She is a credit to the bench. De La O and Fine are two of the better ones. However most of the rest of our judges leave so much to be desired. Overall we have a terrible bench probably as bad as Broward. I am not sure what can be done to improve it under the present system.

Anonymous said...

Amazing story about attorney Andrea Burton. I had heard that Youngstown's criminal justice system was a cesspool of racial inequality. This story confirms it.