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Harvey L. Goldstein, Principal   

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

LEWIS B. FREEMAN & PARTNERS, INC.
2001-Present

Principal

Arbitrator, Certified Mediator, Special Master and Litigations support.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT JUDGE
1977-2001

Administrative Judge, Civil Division

23 years of civil litigation experience and expertise with landlord/tenant and collection cases.  Acting Full Time Civil Circuit Judge 1990 and part-time acting circuit judge 1992-2000.  Presided over $40 million mortgage foreclosure and lender liability case in receivership for 2 years.

Chair, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC)
Hearing Panel, 1990-2000
Member of JQC 1995-2000 participated in the investigation and trial of judge's accused of ethics violations.

Chair, Florida Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee on Judicial Ethics, 1992-1993

Author of 50 plus opinions on judicial ethics. 

Assistant Dade County State Attorney, 1970-1976
Chief of its pollution control & county court divisions.

Chair, The Florida Conference of County Court Judges
Civil Law and Procedure Committee. 1986-1989

Chair, The Florida Bar's Small Claims Rules Committee, 1986-1989

Member, The Florida Bar's Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1997-Present

Member, The Florida Supreme Court's Judicial
Management Council - 1989-1990

Member, The Florida Supreme Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution
Committee, 1978-1979

 

EDUCATION

bulletUniversity of Florida Law School
Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts
Also completed pre-M.B.A. program
 
bulletUniversity of Florida
B.A. Political Science

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

bulletUnited States Air Force, Captain, 1962-1967
Vietnam War Veteran
bulletDistinguished Graduate, U.S. Air Force
Officer Training School
bulletBankruptcy Bar Association
bulletAmerican Bankruptcy Institute
 
 
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