Gov. Rick Scott has chosen litigators to fill four vacancies on the state trial bench.
James T. Ferrara will replace Moses Baker Jr. on the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in West Palm Beach.
Ferrara is a shareholder at Shraiberg, Ferrara, Landau & Page who practices commercial litigation. He holds a J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.
Peter Matthew Brigham will replace Richard Tombrink Jr. in the 5th Judicial Circuit in Centrral Florida. He has been an assistant state attorney in the circuit since 2002. He holds a law degree from the University of Florida.
Fabienne Fahnestock and Yael Gamm will serve in the 17th Judicial Circuit in Fort Lauderdale.
Fahnestock is a shareholder at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart who litigates business, employment, health care, probate, trust, and appellate cases. She holds a J.D. from the University of Florida, and replaces Thomas M. Lynch IV.
Gamm is an assistant state attorney in the circuit. She holds a law degree from Nova Southeastern University, and replaces Arthur M. Birken.