Michael Rudisill, Sanford attorney, appointed judge in the 18th...

Gov. Charlie Crist today appointed Sanford attorney Michael Rudisill to the circuit bench in the 18th Judicial Circuit. Full Story
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MrDees

Apopka, FL

#1 Jun 5, 2009
I like Mike, but seriously? He is still a bit wet behind the ears in law. I guess it is who you know, just like in everything else.
Dave

United States

#2 Jun 5, 2009
Congrats, Mike. You'll be a welcome addition to the Seminole County bench.
Shokolad

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#3 Jun 5, 2009
Dorworths 1 Qualifications 0
seer60

Lakeland, FL

#4 Jun 6, 2009
Mr. Rudisill might be a nice guy but what qualifications does he have to be a circuit judge? 7 years of spotty criminal practice and he is going into a position on the civil/domestic bench where he will be making profound decisions affecting people's lives and their children. Judge Meryl Allawas in Brevard County failed under very similar circumstances. This is nothing other than a rank political appointment by a Governor who is a political whore. Can you spell hypocrisy. This political appointment by a Governor "dedicated to diversity" to fill Judge Perry's seat demeans his legacy.
Dave

United States

#5 Jun 6, 2009
Meryl Allawas failed because she was arrogant and unorganized. The Brevard County bar revolted en masse against her. Bashing the Governor who just appointed Judge Perry to the Supreme Court because his next appointment wasn't "diverse" is ridiculous. You look at "diverse" as code for black. Most of us look at "diverse" as people of all colors.
Gnostic

Orlando, FL

#6 Jun 6, 2009
In Orange County, white candidates now count as minority appointments.
Weary

Pocasset, OK

#7 Jun 6, 2009
I know Mike and as someone else commented he is a nice guy and an adequate attorney. But given the list of applicants, starting with the original 27, almost every attorney I know was shocked he was on the list of six names. He had commented to friends before the first round of Tallahassee interviews (with his former roommate)that he had the position. Everyone in the court system knows this is political old boy network politics and Dave we also know you were one of Rudisill's law school classmates.
Dave

United States

#8 Jun 6, 2009
Weary wrote:
I know Mike and as someone else commented he is a nice guy and an adequate attorney. But given the list of applicants, starting with the original 27, almost every attorney I know was shocked he was on the list of six names. He had commented to friends before the first round of Tallahassee interviews (with his former roommate)that he had the position. Everyone in the court system knows this is political old boy network politics and Dave we also know you were one of Rudisill's law school classmates.
Wrong. I didn't go to UF for law school.
Weary

Altamonte Springs, FL

#9 Jun 8, 2009
Oops, sorry, I meant undergrad classmates. You were in New Orleans at the time I do agree with you on one thing he is certainly not Meryl Allawas. I am happy you are able to support your friend, please continue to do so.
Dave

United States

#10 Jun 8, 2009
Weary wrote:
Oops, sorry, I meant undergrad classmates. You were in New Orleans at the time I do agree with you on one thing he is certainly not Meryl Allawas. I am happy you are able to support your friend, please continue to do so.
Well, since you obviously know who I am, you might as well say who you are.
Former Floridian

Sour Lake, TX

#11 Jun 8, 2009
The question is: Just what can this fresh faced lad (or his family and friends)do for Charlie's up coming Senate campaign? Answer that and then you'll see just why he was selected. That's the only metric that perpetually self interested Crist knows. Qualifications have nothing to do with the choice.
Disappointed

Orlando, FL

#12 Jun 8, 2009
As a member of the Central Florida legal community I am embarrassed that something like this happened. Rudisill is arrogant for even applying for a job that he is obviously unqualified. Rudisill was a prosecutor for a scant 3 years and litigated mainly misdemeanor crimes, then for the last 3 years he has been the "do boy" for Hal Uhrig. One would think that in order to be a trial judge you need some actual trial experience, silly me. It is equally troubling that our good governor would make this appointment.
Daisy June

United States

#13 Jun 9, 2009
Disappointed! Horrified is more like it. Wish I had been Gonzalez's roommate, gone fishing with the gov. or a cigar smoking friend of the boys. Guess this means justice will not be blind.
seminole lawyer

Kissimmee, FL

#14 Jun 10, 2009
sad day for citizens in seminole county
xyz

Oviedo, FL

#15 Jun 10, 2009
good. this person may not be a know it all a$$. good luck.
Conflicted

San Antonio, TX

#16 Jun 11, 2009
Former Floridian wrote:
The question is: Just what can this fresh faced lad (or his family and friends)do for Charlie's up coming Senate campaign? Answer that and then you'll see just why he was selected. That's the only metric that perpetually self interested Crist knows. Qualifications have nothing to do with the choice.
REPLYING TO ALL
I know Mike personally, like him personally, and don't know him legally (I am also an attorney)and I also know him to be a kiss ass. He is most likely not the best qualified candidate for the job however the other remaining candidates were 62 and 55. How long are they likely to remain on the bench? Mike will do a good job. He is known to his friends as Maximum Mike. He will serve the people well even if he may be less experienced than other candidates. Give him a chance to prove himself.
Former Floridian

Sour Lake, TX

#17 Jun 12, 2009
Conflicted wrote:
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REPLYING TO ALL
I know Mike personally, like him personally, and don't know him legally (I am also an attorney)and I also know him to be a kiss ****. He is most likely not the best qualified candidate for the job however the other remaining candidates were 62 and 55. How long are they likely to remain on the bench? Mike will do a good job. He is known to his friends as Maximum Mike. He will serve the people well even if he may be less experienced than other candidates. Give him a chance to prove himself.
So, it is conceded then: Mediocrity triumphs due to kissing up (or other factors unrelated to job qualifications).

But that's OK because he is younger and therefore can be mediocre for longer than the other candidates.

This is a sad indictment of our society at large.

Time to look for Galt's Gulch.
joe

Windermere, FL

#18 Jun 12, 2009
Former Floridian wrote:
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So, it is conceded then: Mediocrity triumphs due to kissing up (or other factors unrelated to job qualifications).
But that's OK because he is younger and therefore can be mediocre for longer than the other candidates.
This is a sad indictment of our society at large.
Time to look for Galt's Gulch.
totally agree. experience should be the most important factor
Former Floridian

Sour Lake, TX

#19 Jun 12, 2009
I concur. When it comes to judges, experience is or should be more important than demographics or cronyism.

Too bad that is NOT the case in either Tallahassee or D.C..

Clearly neither one of us has a "wise latina's soul".

So, we are destined to carry on with our incorrect--idealistic even--thinking.

More's the pity
worried

United States

#20 Jul 18, 2009
Now you've all got me worried as he is the new Judge on my case. Will he bring enough experience to the bench to try a case fair and unbalanced? Can I Motion for a different judge???

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