governor Ron DeSantis rewards Miami Assistant State Attorney Christopher Green for his almost three decades as a prosecutor with judicial office.
On Tuesday, the DeSantis office announced Green’s appointment as president 11. Judicial Circuit Court in Miami-Dade County. He will replace Judge Elijah Levittwho resigned suddenly in September, citing “family matters” that required an out-of-county move.
In a ruling last week, a federal judge admonished several current and former prosecutors, including Levitt, for violating the Sixth Amendment guarantees of three men found guilty in a 2017 mail fraud case and sentenced to six years in prison. Former governor Rick Scott appointed Levitt to the bank in 2018.
DeSantis selected Green from six finalists nominated by the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
Other nominees included property insurance claims attorney Gilberto BarretoLitigation attorney for commercial and construction law Heloiza CorreaPublic Defender Administrator Kevin Hellman, Scott Janowitz and Jeffrey Koloioff.
Attorney in Miami in October David Wincker told the Daily business review The nominees were all “very strong nominees who have been in the trenches and come from a range of different backgrounds”.
After his LinkedIn Page, Green is currently Chief of the Circuit Court’s Litigation Division.
Before joining the prosecutor’s office Katherine Fernandez Rundles office in 2000, he worked for about a year as an Associate Attorney with the Miami law firm of Cole White & Billbrough (now Cole Scott & Kissane).
Between 1993 and 1999, Green was an assistant public defender for Miami-Dade.
He received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in 1992 after earning a Bachelor of Communications degree in 1989 Maryville University of Saint Louisa private institution from which he graduated with honors.
Between August 2013 and 2014, Green served as chairman of the Florida Bar Eleventh Circuit Appeals Committee “J”, a voluntary panel similar to a grand jury that decides whether there is probable cause to believe that an attorney has violated a code of conduct and justifies disciplinary action.
2011 and 2012, South Florida Legal Guide recognized Green according to him as “Top Government Attorney”. Bio of the City of Miami.
He is also a musician. On September 10th he played in the winning band at the “Dade Legal Aid Annual clash of legal bands‘ in Wynwood. Proceeds from the event went towards providing legal services to impoverished Miami-Dade residents.
A Report from the Florida Bar on the event listed Green as the rhythm guitarist for “crowd favorite” band The 540s. His bandmates included Miami-Dade Judge Carlos Gamez on saxophone and lead vocals, Mesa & Mesa Accounting & Tax Services President Michael Mesa on bass and backing vocals, Legal Radius Deposition Management Systems Manager Richard Santo on lead guitar and backing vocals Avanti Way Realty consultant Alejandro Herrera on drums and Director and Managing Director of Equitable Advisors Adam Weinrich on keyboard.
They beat three other acts made up mostly of attorneys to win the grand prize.