9th Circuit Judge, Group 39

June 27, 2020
Vincent Falcone vs Mark Van Valkenburgh
Orange County
Osceola County
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About this Court Position

General Information

The race for 9th Circuit Judge, Group 39 has two lawyers competing for the seat. There is no incumbent defending this seat.

Vincent Falcone - Winner (62%)

Endorsed by the Orlando Sentinel

Campaign Website | YouTube | Bio on Law Firm's Website

Vincent Falcone is a partner in his current firm. He specializes in commercial litigation. He has also been involved in voting rights cases. In his civil practice he is required to quickly learn other areas of law. He believes he has the temperament to be a good judge. He says he would be humble, respectful, listen to both sides, and apply the law fairly. In his view, the biggest challenge for the public in the courtroom is equal access to justice. For civil cases, many people can't afford to hire a private attorney.

Additional Background

Mark Van Valkenburgh

Campaign Website | Bio on Law Firm's Website

Mark Van Valkenburgh currently has his own private practice where he specializes in employment law and mediation. He also has experience in training new lawyers. He feels a responsibility to give back to the community. He believes he is a good candidate because of his broad experience in law and mediation and his history of service in the community. In his view, the biggest challenge for the public in the courtroom is the fear of the unknown. He believes a judge must put litigants at their ease by listening to them and educating about procedures.

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Last Updated:
September 5, 2020

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