Judge Harvey A. Kornstein

JUDGE HARVEY A. KORNSTEIN

 

    EDUCATION

B.A. Degree University of Florida, 1973 (Honors)
J.D. Degree University of Florida, College of Law,1976
Florida Judicial College, 1989
Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1977
Military Judge's School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978, 1995
Florida Judicial College 1989
National Judicial College 1990

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE 

Circuit Judge 1999
Polk County Judge, (January 1989-December 1998)
Elected 1988; Reelected 1992
Criminal Division, 1988 - 1992
General Civil Division 1993 - 1998
Administrative County Judge, 1991

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

FIELD COUNSEL, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, (1985-1988)Managed an office of eight employees that investigated and prosecuted provider health care fraud and patient abuse cases. That office was assigned an area of one quarter of the state.
COUNTY JUDGE: Polk County Judge, (August,1984 - January, 1985)
Appointed by Governor Bob Graham to fill the unexpired term of Judge Susan Roberts when she was appointed to the circuit bench.
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY: 10th Judicial Circuit, (1980-1984)
Chief of the Major Narcotics Section. Specialized in Drug Trafficking Laws, Florida Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), Conspiracy Law, Search and Seizure, Electronic Eavesdropping, Wiretaps, Complex ongoing investigations, as well as the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. Successfully prosecuted Polk County's largest cocaine trafficking case.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY (6th,13th & 19th Circuits)

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE,(1974-1981)
Active Duty 1977-1980, Charleston, S.C. Naval Base
Defense Counsel - one year ( 200 Courts-Martial)
Chief Trial Counsel - (Prosecutor), two years Supervised 20 officer and enlisted personnel.
Responsible for over 500 Courts-Martial per year
Personally prosecuted over 350 Courts-Martial
Claims Officer - handled claims both for and against the Navy
Federal Tort Claims Act
Medical Care Recovery Act
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RESERVE,(1981-2004)
Retired at the rank of Colonel
Served as Military Judge, Eastern Judicial Circuit
Reserve Coordinator at MacDill Air Force Base (1993-1995)
Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
Military Justice, Claims, and Civil Law

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