Another Judge Leaves Broward Bench




Broward County Judge Eric Beller is quitting the bench after 12 years for “new opportunities.”

His resignation is effective March 1.


Beller Letter

E-mail sent to other judges today. 


Beller won office easily in 2004 in a campaign managed by the late Anthony “Tony G” Gargiulo, a political consultant so effective in judicial races he earned the nickname “The Judgemaker.” Previously, Beller had been a General Master, which is a quasi judicial office appointed by the Chief Judge.

The judge was already running for re-election to County Court Group 17 and had collected $132,855, including $100,000 of his own money. He had no opposition.

His re-election website has the following biography of the judge’s history on the court:

Judge Eric M. Beller is up for re-election in 2016. Having been elected County Court Judge for Group 17 in 2004 with over 60% of the vote, and re-elected in 2010 without opposition, Judge Beller is honored to have your continued support. Over the last decade, he has served in both Civil and Criminal Divisions, deciding thousands of cases.

He has managed a large caseload of misdemeanor, criminal traffic, and traffic accident cases, as well as civil disputes and foreclosure, replevin, eviction, and equitable matters from pre-trial through trial. In this time, he was also appointed as Referee in Florida Bar Grievance Matters by the Chief Judge and appointed to serve on the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board.

His campaign  website also said Beller was married to former Miami-Dade County Judge Ada Pozo (She currently has a legal show on Sirius/XM), has two children, is “conversant” in Mandarin Chinese, holds a black belt in martial arts and is an avid chess player and yoga enthusiast.

Beller is just the latest of several judges who have either quit, retired or were removed in the past year.  Governor Rick Scott is current considering two replacements for Broward judges removed from office for wrongdoing.



Eric Beller

Eric Beller

3 Responses to “Another Judge Leaves Broward Bench”

  1. SAM FIELDS says:



  2. Michael Mayo says:

    A good judge, and a good person. Fun fact: His brother was the pre-show comedian who warmed up the studio/theater crowd before tapings of Late Show with David Letterman

  3. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    Say what you will, if Sam Fields says the guy is good he must have what we need in humane intelligent Judges. I just hope we dont replace a class act with some patronage drone.