Governor Rick Scott announced today the appointment of Ariana Fajardo, of Miami Springs, to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.

Fajardo, 41, has practiced with Orshan and Fajardo since 2003. Previously, she was an assistant state attorney with the Eleventh Judicial Circuit from 1996 to 2002. Fajardo received a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University Law Center.

“Ariana is committed to the rule of law and well understands the proper role of the courts within our system of government,” Governor Scott said. “As a prosecuting attorney, and as a leader in the bar, she has demonstrated integrity and a dedication to hard work.”

Fajardo will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Julio Jimenez.


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