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.

Scott appoints Weiss, Rowe as circuit judges

tmpNSWfqS-mdly-photoGov. Rick Scott on Friday filled two openings on the Palm Beach County Circuit bench.

He appointed County Judge Daliah H. Weiss to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Circuit Judge John L. Phillips, and he appointed Cymonie S. Rowe to fill the open spot created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Amy Smith.

Weiss, 46, of Wellington, has been a county court judge since 2012. She was an assistant state attorney from 1996-2012. Weiss received her bachelor’s degree from Emory University and her law degree from the Villanova Law School.

Rowe, 47, of Boca Raton, has been a senior trial attorney for Liberty Mutual since 2007. She previously was an attorney with Green, Ackerman & Frost, P.A. Rowe received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and her law degree from Nova Southeastern University.