Judges Cristina Miranda, Rodney Smith Appointed to 11th Judicial Circuit
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Judge Cristina Miranda of Coral Gables and Judge Rodney Smith of Hialeah to the 11th Judicial Circuit Court.
Miranda, 38, has served on the Miami-Dade County Court since 2006. She had served as an assistant state attorney with the 11th Judicial Circuit from 1997.
“As a county judge, former prosecutor and lifelong member of the Miami community, Judge Miranda is committed to advancing the rule of law in the 11th Circuit,” Scott stated in a release.
Smith, 37, has served on the Miami-Dade County Court since 2008.
He was a senior assistant city attorney for the city of Miami Beach from 2007 to 2008, coming from the Law Office of Rebecca W. Ribler.
He was an assistant state attorney with the 11th Judicial Circuit from 1999 to 2003.
“Judge Smith has a record of serving his community with integrity and respect,” Scott stated in the release. “I am confident his experiences as a lawyer and county judge have prepared him well to serve at the circuit level.”
Miranda will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Maxine Cohen Lando. Smith will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Scott Silverman.