Five elected to Bar board, 11th Circuit runoff slated

first_img Five elected to Bar board,11th Circuit runoff slated Two Miami-Dade County attorneys will face each other this month in a runoff for a Bar Board of Governors seat, while five other board contests were decided in March balloting.The voting also decided three races for the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors.Robert J. Fiore and Dennis G. Kainen will face each other on the April runoff ballot for Seat 5 in the 11th Circuit. Fiore got 777 votes and Kainen 736 in the five-way race. They were followed by Juliet Murphy Roulhac with 538, Evan Marks with 301, and Brian P. Patchen with 282.Ballots for the runoff were mailed to lawyers in the 11th Circuit around March 31. They must be returned to the Bar’s election company by midnight April 24. Eligible voters also have the option of voting online, following instructions in the ballot mailing.In other races, Ramon A. Abadin won election to Seat 1 in the 11th Circuit, garnering 1,325 votes to 750 for Richard M. Leslie and 204 for Daniel Morman.In the 15th Circuit, Seat 3, incumbent board member Scott G. Hawkins defeated David C. Prather, 834 to 813. In the 20th Circuit, Seat 1, Laird A. Lile defeated incumbent board member J. Christopher Lombardo 443 to 250.For Out of State, Seat 4, incumbent board member Brian D. Burgoon defeated Eric L. Meeks 928 to 666.In the Young Lawyers Division races, Sean T. Desmond defeated Sean Shaw 170 to 48 for Seat 1 in the Second Circuit. For Seat 2 in the Second Circuit, Christine R. Davis defeated Joseph Breckenridge Brannen 160 to 35.And in the Fourth Circuit, Seat 2, Michael Fox Orr edged Kathleen Lowery Klein 74 to 73.All the election winners, along with board members elected without opposition, will be sworn in June 23 at the General Assembly during the Bar’s Annual Convention. Five elected to Bar board, 11th Circuit runoff slated April 15, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more