Election Day: August 23, 2022
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Elect Ariel Rodriguez
For Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge, Group 34
On August 23, 2022
Ariel Rodriguez is a federal government attorney who has been practicing for almost twenty-three years in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy.
A former law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen S. Mitchell and attorney in private practice, his experience ranges from trial to appellate court practice. He earned his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, and his law degree, cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School. He is a graduate of Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Class of 1990.
Ariel's community service activities include officiating college and high school football for almost a decade, such as for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, a Division II Football Conference of mostly Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and high schools in Miami-Dade County. Ariel has served as an Admissions Ambassador for Cornell University and is a graduate of the Citizens Police Academy of the City of Doral and Miami-Dade Police.
He has served as a Guardian ad Litem in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, and a guest lecturer for the Cuban American Bar Association's Civility and Professionalism Committee, for the City of Doral Police Service Aide Academy, for Brownsvillle Middle School's Law Academy, and for local universities. Ariel is also a member of the Federalist Society and Miami Dade Bar and a director of the Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild.
· Miami-Dade Bar
· Cuban American Bar Assoc.
· Bankruptcy Bar Assoc.
· South Florida Legal Guide
2010, 2011 and 2012
· Florida Legal Elite
2010, 2011 and 2014
· Guardian ad Litem Program
· Youth, High School and College Football Referee
· Cornell Admissions Ambassador
· Miami-Dade Police Citizens Academy
· Doral Police Citizens Academy
· College Bowl Games, Volunteer
· Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
· Little League Baseball, Volunteer
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Ariel has four children with his wife Claudia,
to whom he has been married for eighteen
years. They attend Blessed Trinity Catholic
Church in Miami Springs.