About Judge Mark Blumstein
A lifelong resident of Miami-Dade County and first generation American, Mark was born in Miami to his Cuban-born parents and resided in Westchester in unincorporated, Miami-Dade County. Mark learned the importance of education, leadership and hard work at an early age from his parents, who left Cuba for the United States in the early 1940s. Mark’s father, a military veteran himself, served as a teacher in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for approximately 25 years. Mark attended public school, first at Everglades Elementary before transferring to schools on Miami Beach, where he attended North Beach Elementary, Nautilus Middle School before graduating from Miami Beach Senior High School. Mark is a proud Hi-Tide. Mark then attended the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mark earned his Juris Doctorate from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned the Book Award for Trial Advocacy and was a member of the Moot Court Society.
Mark has dedicated his life to service. He has served the people of this community, the State of Florida and the United States of America for most of his adult life. He now serves the people of our beloved Miami-Dade County as our Circuit Court Judge. He has served in the Dependency Division, Criminal Division and now the Civil Division of the Circuit Court.
LEGAL AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Commencing in 1996, Mark served as a prosecutor and defense attorney with the United States Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Mark handled felony and misdemeanor crimes in the U.S. Navy and tried cases before both the bench and juries.
Following active service in the U.S. Navy, Mark returned home and commenced private practice for a local law firm where he practiced, among other things, admiralty law, while maintaining his affiliation and service in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He then joined another local law firm where he became a Shareholder and Partner and litigated contract, tort and commercial matters. Mark has tried cases and appeared in state and federal courts throughout Florida and beyond. Thereafter, Mark opened his own law firm in Miami-Dade County representing individuals and corporations, including a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of victims of defective Chinese drywall.
Mark is proud to have represented clients on both sides of the aisle, for the prosecution and defense, for the plaintiff and the defendant and as a litigant himself. This experience and perspective has served him well in resolving disputes of those who come before him.
Mark has also served our community as an elected official. Mark has also been appointed by our elected leaders to serve the people of Miami-Dade County, including on its Military Affairs Board, which helped bring about the Miami-Dade Veterans Court.