Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today the appointment of Richard Hersch, of Miami, to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.
Hersch, 56, has been a partner with Hersch and Talisman P.A. since 1998. Previously, he was a sole practitioner from 1980 to 1998. Active in leadership of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, both statewide and within the Miami chapter, he received board certification as a criminal trial lawyer in 1996. Hersch received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a law degree from the University of Florida.
“As a life-long resident of Miami with 30 years of experience in courtrooms, Richard’s continued study of the law and extensive work ethic are evidence of his ability to serve on the bench of the circuit court,” Governor Scott said. “I am confident of his ability to deliver reasoned and impartial rulings based upon evidence and a careful review of the law.”
Hersch will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Robert N. Scola.