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Candidate reply for Pinellas-Pasco judge

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Patricia "Trish" Muscarella | Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge, Group 18

I am honored to be endorsed by the FOP and Sun Coast PBA, State Attorney Bernie McCabe, Public Defender Bob Dillinger and Clerk of Court Ken Burke.

As the only AV-rated attorney in this race, I am proud that Martindale-Hubbell has found that my peers rank me at the highest level of ethics and professional excellence.

My experience includes 25 years in the practice of law, primarily in the area of civil law. For the past nine years, I have specialized in dispute resolution, serving as a mediator in over 1,000 cases and arbitrator/special master in over 350 cases.

Special master cases are quasi-judicial in nature. As a special master/arbitrator I rule on motions and admissibility of evidence, make findings of fact and conclusions of law, and prepare orders disposing of cases. My background gives me the most experience in Group 18 in the skill set required of a judge.

Candidate reply for Pinellas-Pasco judge 10/14/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:21pm]
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