Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Bidding Farewell

Open Ninth Episode 143

Retired judge Don Myers didn’t foresee his career taking him to the bench. He studied communicative disorders in his college days and spent some years as a speech-language pathologist before he even considered pursuing law. It was a conversation on a beach in Hawaii that changed his life forever. Soon after, he attended law school and began work in a law firm. And in 2011, he joined our circuit in the Osceola County Unified Family Court. Now, a decade later, he’s ready to begin his next journey in retirement. Listen in to Open Ninth to hear him talk to Chief Judge Lisa Munyon about how the courts changed during his time as a judge and his proudest moments on the bench.


  • 00:15 – Introduction to Don Myers
  • 06:19 – Becoming a judge
  • 14:03 – Working in state commissions and committees
  • 21:03 – Being Chief Judge
  • 30:48 – Changes in the courts
Open Ninth
Episode 143

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 43:38



In this episode

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon
Lisa T. Munyon

Chief Judge and Open Ninth host

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon has been a Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit for 18 years. She is the Ninth Circuit's first female Chief Judge.

Circuit Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr.
Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Senior Judge

Senior Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. served as a Circuit Judge from 2011-2021. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.