Open Ninth

Court’s Adjourned

The Legacy of Judges Sally Kest, Marc Lubet, and Jose Rodriguez

After serving a combined 53 years on the bench, Judges Sally Kest, Marc Lubet, and Jose Rodriguez will retire from full time service at the end of the month. Talented and committed jurists, the breadth and depth of their careers are evident in the significant contributions they have each made to the bench and our community. We invite you to listen in on this conversation as our host, Chief Judge Fred Lauten, invites our retiring judges to take a look back at their incredible judicial careers.


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In this episode

Frederick J. Lauten

Podcast Moderator

Judge Lauten is currently the Chief Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. He has served as a Judge since 1993.

Jose R. Rodriguez

Circuit Court Judge

Circuit Judge Jose Rodriguez has served as a Judge since 1987. He currently serves in the Circuit Civil Division in Orange County.

Sally D. M. Kest

Senior Court Judge

Judge Sally D. M. Kest has served as a Circuit Judge since 2007. She currently serves in the Juvenile Division in Orange County.

Marc L. Lubet

Senior Court Judge

Judge Lubet has served as a Circuit Judge since 2007. He currently serves in the Felony Criminal Division in Orange County.