From the NFL to the County Bench

Open Ninth Podcast - Episode 107

From the NFL to the State Attorney's Office to a seat on the county criminal bench, Judge Andrew Bain has had a unique journey to the judiciary. Listen in as he shares with Chief Judge Myers how his commitment to family, faith, and community led him off the field and onto the bench.

Time Stamps

  • 1:17 - Judge Bain’s background in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
  • 2:32 - Bain family history – the military and South Florida
  • 4:41  -Sports as an extracurricular: baseball, basketball, football
  • 5:24 - High school football positions: nose guard, defensive tackle, offensive line
  • 6:06 - State championship title
  • 8:25 - Football instilling camaraderie between teammates
  • 9:00 - Two majors from University of Miami: Psychology and Business Law
  • 10:25 - Playing for the New York Giants as a free agent
  • 13:03 - Law school at FAMU, trial team, book awards, dean’s list, moot court
  • 14:52 - Being a Certified Legal Intern (CLI) at FAMU’s housing clinic
  • 16:27 - Importance of being genuine: the same person in court as in the street
  • 18:52 - Inspiration and the push to become a judge
  • 23:34 - Motto: “Put your head down, do your work, let your work speak for who you are.”
  • 25:15 - Expectation of being on the bench vs. reality

In this episode

Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Moderator and Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. has served as a Circuit Judge since 2011. He was elected as Chief Judge and will start his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Andrew A. Bain

Orange County Judge

Judge Bain was appointed to the County bench in 2020 by Governor DeSantis. He currently serves in the Orange County Criminal Division.