Gov. Rick Scott made two judicial appointments in South Florida on Monday.
Jose A. Izquierdo, a crimimal defense lawyer, was named to a circuit judgeship in the 17th Judicial Circuit serving Broward County.
Izquierdo, 40, of Miramar, most recently practiced on his own and with Izquierdo & Marin, according to a Governor’s Office news release. He previously was with the Law Offices of Bradford M. Cohen.
Izquierdo received an undergraduate degree from Florida International University and a law degree from the University of Florida. He takes the seat vacated by Cynthia G. Imperato.
Imperato resigned from the bench earlier this year following her 2014 conviction on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Boca Raton, according to reports.
Scott also appointed Michael Davis to be a Broward County judge.
Davis, 37, of Fort Lauderdale, has been a Senior Assistant Attorney General since 2014.
He was previously a Senior Child Best Interest Attorney with the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program from 2012-2014.
Davis got his undergraduate degree from State University of New York at Stonybrook and his law degree from Hofstra University.
He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Eric M. Beller.