Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

By  //  March 27, 2019

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Michelle Alvarez Barakat, Tanya Brinkley appointed to 11th Judicial Circuit Court

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Alvarez Barakat and Tanya Brinkley to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. (Gov. DeSantis Image)

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Alvarez Barakat and Tanya Brinkley to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.

“While reviewing the applicants for the Eleventh Circuit, Judges Barakat and Brinkley stood out from the rest,” said Governor DeSantis.

“Their extensive legal experience, judicial philosophy of restraint and respect for the rule of law will lead them to serve with distinction.”

Michelle Alvarez Barakat

Bakarat, 47, originally from Miami Beach, is a Cuban-American judge serving on the Miami-Dade County Court since 2013.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Alvarez Barakat and Tanya Brinkley to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. (Gov. DeSantis Image)

She received her bachelor’s degree and her law degree from the University of Miami. Barakat fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Eric Hendon to the Third District Court of Appeal.

Tanya Brinkley

Brinkley, 52, originally from Pennsylvania, is an African American judge serving on the Miami-Dade County Court since 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Brinkley fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Bronwyn Miller to the Third District Court of Appeal.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Alvarez Barakat and Tanya Brinkley to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. (Gov. DeSantis Image)

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Alvarez Barakat and Tanya Brinkley to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. (Gov. DeSantis Image)

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