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Monday, August 14, 2017

SAY HELLO TO JUDGES MANSFIELD AND FRANCIS .....


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

AND YOUR TWO NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGES ARE:

JOSEPH MANSFIELD, Age 52.  Joe has served as an ASA since 2001.  He fills the vacancy created by Judge Victoria del Pino who was elevated to the Circuit Court.

RENATHA FRANCIS, Age 39. She is currently with Shutts & Bowen. She was previously employed by the First DCA as an attorney to Judge Scott Makar, a staff attorney, and a law clerk to Judge Peter Webster. She fills the vacancy created when Judge Jason Dimitris was elevated to the Circuit Court.

CAPTAIN OUT .....
Captain4Justice@gmail.com

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about Peter Heller? Are there still openings?

Anonymous said...

Congrats to ASA Joe Mansfield! He's very down to earth, but not a pushover!

Anonymous said...

Let's get County Court Judge Hanzman promoted to Circuit.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Joe! FINALLY! Someone who has criminal law experience.

I was getting tired of seeing first year lawyers becoming judges.

Anonymous said...

Joe will be a great judge

Alex Michaels said...

Vhy was I not named judge?

Theodore Mastos said...

This Governor who is a disaster in most respects continues to make great judicial appointments with people like Joe Mansfield. Joe has paid his dues and will be a great addition to the judiciary.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Peter Camacho Adrian may run again. Is this true?!??

Anonymous said...

Both are ripe for a Hispanic challenger.

Anonymous said...

I am very happy for Joe. A decent guy, a decent ASA, I am sure he will make a decent Judge [even if he is Republican].

Anonymous said...

As a former APD I had many interactions with Joe Mansfield. While I'm anything but a fan of Rick Scott, he hit a grand slam by appointing Joe. Intelligent, open-minded, and humble are words that immediately come to mind to describe Joe. Those are all key traits for anyone becoming a judge to bring to the bench. Joe has an excellent foundation from which to grow into being an outstanding judge. Good luck Joe.

Anonymous said...

Joe is a great addition to the bench.

Anonymous said...

As two females with hyphenated last names and st Thomas law degrees plan their judicial campaigns already....

Anonymous said...

this judiciary will continue to remain a cesspool of worthless talent until Dan Lurvey becomes a Judge.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all the comments about Joe. Let's make sure that when he comes up for election, and we know there will be a Hispanic named opponent, we give him the support and money he will need to win

Anonymous said...

11:13PM - be careful what smack you talk about law schools attended by judges. Judge Frances went to Florida Coastal Law. That's right up there with Apex Tech & Carlos Albizu University.

earl rogers said...

And it's good to have a Judge with the same name as a Civil War General (from the winning side, unlike all the old redneck Dade County judges named after Rebel Generals).

Anonymous said...

There are rumors that Florida Coastal Law School may be closing there doors due to accreditation issues.

Anonymous said...

Every time I have dealt with Joe Mansfield, I felt I was dealing with a very good and decent man. Good luck Joe!

Anonymous said...


Koo, Oppenborn, Mastos and Klein(s) weren't Rebs!

Anonymous said...

The elevation of Joe Mansfield to the bench flatters the entire bar. he is the best of the best, a lawyers who believes that his role as an ASA is to do justice, not just pile up a bunch of wins. With Joe Mansfield, his word was like gold. He is a terrible loss to the office but a great boon to the people's court. I hope that after a few years, he becomes a circuit judge. It is nice to know that eventually we will get a replacement for Judge Murphy. Joe's investiture night should bring a great party.

Anonymous said...

I hate that I can't remember the case where Joe was on the other side, but I practiced in Miami-Dade for 30 years and he was one of the most decent prosecutors I ever encountered. Many, in my 30 years, were good, but there was something special about Joe. I'm quite sure that the qualities he possessed at that time will ensure his outstanding service on the bench. We are lucky to have him. Best, Joe ...

Anonymous said...

Whenever I hear defense attorneys lavishing endless praise on an ASA, I know that means he mostly gives them what they want.

Anonymous said...

It means you can deal with him rationally, Gail.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Judge Mansfield! Hopefully he will make it to circuit court soon!

Anonymous said...

Joe has a weak spine and character. Always has. However, with his addition to the bench, the quality of the judiciary can only go up.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that is an accurate portrayal.

Anonymous said...

No. That's pretty accurate.

Anonymous said...

Filled with hate? Jealous much?

Anonymous said...

Does Joe Mansfield remind you of Ed Newman? Or is it just me?