Four prosecutors on short list for county judge appointment

tmpNSWfqS-mdly-photoFour Palm Beach County prosecutors, a local magistrate and a personal injury attorney are among the six lawyers that Florida Gov. Rick Scott will choose from to appoint a new county court judge.

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 15th Circuit, which covers Palm Beach County, sent the following names to Gov. Scott last week as nominees to replace County Judge Daliah H. Weiss, who was appointed to the circuit bench earlier this year:

  • Sherri Collins
  • Mark A. Greenberg
  • Michael J. Rachel
  • Joseph “J.D.” Small
  • Maxine A.M. Williams
  • Sarah Willis

Collins, Rachel, Small and Willis are all Assistant State Attorneys in Palm Beach County. Williams is a magistrate, and Greenberg is a personal injury attorney in West Palm Beach.

Scott appointed Weiss in July to replace retiring circuit judge John Phillips.