By THEO KARANTSALIS
Ariana Fajardo, of Miami Springs, has been tapped by Gov. Rick Scott to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.
“Ariana is committed to the rule of law and well understands the proper role of the courts within our system of government,” Scott said in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon.
"As a prosecuting attorney, and as a leader in the Bar, she has demonstrated integrity and a dedication to hard work.”
Fajardo, 41, fills a seat made vacant by the death last January of Circuit Court Judge Julio Jimenez.
"I am absolutely thrilled and excited to return to a career in public service," Fajardo said. "I look forward to serving as a judge."
Fajardo thanked the "many judges and lawyers" who have mentored and prepared her for the new role.
Fajardo is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, a partner with Coral Gables-based Orshan & Fajardo and has served on the city of Miami Springs Board of Adjustments.
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Photo courtesy of Ariana Fajardo.