For the second time in less than two years, Gov. Ron DeSantis named Republican lawyer Javier Enríquez to a judgeship, this time to the loftier 11th Judicial Circuit Court.
Enríquez served on the Miami-Dade County Court since DeSantis appointed him in November 2021. He replaces retiring 11th Circuit Judge Maria Dennis in the Family Division.
He is apt for the role. From 2019 until DeSantis tapped him for the bench, Enríquez served as General Counsel and ethics officer for the Department of Children and Families. He previously worked in private practice, specializing in family law.
DeSantis’ office announced Enríquez’s elevation Friday.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics