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Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Taking the Bench

A former resident of New Orleans, Judge Falcone’s life was turned upside-down when Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana. Listen in as he shares with Chief Judge Myers how the devastation from Katrina led him to Central Florida, his experiences at Boston College and Columbia University, and what inspired him to run for office.


  • 0:22 - Introduction to Vincent Falcone
  • 5:38 - The impact of hurricane Katrina
  • 9:08 - Working with the Department of Justice
  • 11:25 - Practicing law in Florida
  • 14:40 - Working with David King
  • 17:39 - Becoming/being a Judge
Open Ninth
Episode 123

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 24:20



In this episode

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.

Circuit Judge Vincent Falcone III
Vincent Falcone III

Circuit Court Judge

Judge Falcone was elected to the Circuit bench in 2021. He currently serves in the Circuit Civil Division in Orange County.