Broward Judge Alan Marks Retiring

 

 

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

Broward County Court Judge Alan Marks is retiring.

Marks, who holds court in the West Courthouse in Plantation, will leave June 30.   His term does not expire until 2018.

A long-time political activist, Marks was an elected member of the Port Everglades¬†Commission, from 1980 until it was dissolved and the port’s functions turned over to the county in 2002. He was a long time member of the Broward Democratic Party organization and lost a race for state House in 1992 to Steve Feren, who eventually also became a judge.

He also was an assistant public defender for nine years and a General Master for a decade before becoming a judge.

Here is the notice from the Chief Judge Peter Weinstein sent to judges earlier today:

 

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5 Responses to “Broward Judge Alan Marks Retiring”

  1. Kevin Tynan says:

    He is a good jurist and will be missed.

  2. Plantation Lawyer says:

    Alan Marks proved to be a fine judge despite his political background. He will be missed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Marks has been a compassionate judge in West Broward, compared to some of the others who grill the pro say defendants like they were in front of the Supreme Court. Sorry he is leaving.

  4. Stormwatch says:

    Sorry to see him leave. He’s a very good judge and an all around nice guy. I’ll miss him and that big laugh.

  5. Rico Petrocelli says:

    Great Guy! Respectful, compassionate, and funny too.I’m sure We will still see him at events with his “Special Hat’s” on..lol…

    Have fun & Enjoy Retirement…

    Rico…..