Peter M. Weinstein

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Peter M. Weinstein
Court Information:
Florida Seventeenth Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Position:   Group 46
Appointed by:   Lawton Chiles
Active:   1/1/1998 - 1/2019
Chief:   7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013
Past post:   Florida Senator
Past term:   1982-1996
Personal History
Born:   February 3, 1947
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   New York University, 1967
Law School:   Brooklyn Law School, 1970
Military service:   Army
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Seventeenth Circuit Court
State:  Florida
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  August 14, 2012
Election vote:  ApprovedA
Peter M. Weinstein is the chief judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He was appointed to a newly-created judgeship by former Governor Lawton Chiles on August 26, 1997 (effective Jan. 1). His current term expires in January of 2019. He took office as Chief Judge on July 1, 2011 and will serve a two-year term.[1][2][3][4]


Weinstein received his B.S. degree from New York University in 1967 and his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1970.[4][5]


Weinstein has worked as a legal officer in the U.S. Army, as a Broward County prosecutor and a private practice lawyer. He was elected to the Florida Senate in 1982 and served there for 14 years. He joined the circuit court in 1998.[1][4][5]

2012 election

Weinstein was unopposed and automatically re-elected following the primary election on August 14, 2012.[6]

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012

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