Thomas Rebull was appointed to the Florida 11th Circuit Court by Governor Rick Scott in 2011.
He lost his bid for a second term in 2020.
Rebull is co-chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee, as well as a frequent lecturer on professionalism and civility issues.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Rebull was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He went on to earn both a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his law degree, magna cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University. Rebull clerked for Third District Court of Appeal Judge Joseph Nesbitt before becoming a Circuit Judge himself in Florida.
Prior to his appointment as judge, Mr. Curiel spent 10 years working at Broad and Cassel. During this time he chaired the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel which is charged with civilian oversight of its police force, as well as participating in a two-year fellowship through Miami Fellows Initiative.
Rebull is a frequent lecturer on professionalism and civility matters as well as matters regarding the Civil Division of Florida Circuit Court. Additionally, he serves on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee as co-chairperson.
Thomas Rebull serves the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida and was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to this post in 2011. Rebull has extensive legal experience and served as clerk to Third DCA Judge Joseph Nesbitt before taking on his current post in 2011. Additionally, Rebull was chairperson for nine years of the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel before earning a fellowship from Miami Fellows Initiative.
His lectures focus on professionalism and civility issues. Additionally, he served as faculty at Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.
Rebull is running against Marcia Giordano Hansen for a seat on Miami-Dade Circuit Court and The Herald recommends her as their candidate of choice as she has been cleared by Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commission for consideration and selection.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Rebull was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Miami-Dade circuit judge bench in 2011. Rebull received both his bachelor’s and law degrees (magna cum laude) from Boston University; before being selected for this role he worked at Broad and Cassel as an associate partner. He has served on the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel as chairperson since 2012. Additionally, he participated in a fellowship through Miami Fellows Initiative. Judge Rebull is an engaging lecturer on professionalism, civility and practice issues in the civil division of the circuit court. Reappointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to fill a vacancy left by Alexander Bokor’s elevation to the Third District Court of Appeal, Governor DeSantis reappointment was in 2020 for another term.
Thomas Rebull was initially appointed to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court by Governor Rick Scott in 2011. Although unsuccessful in his bid for reelection in 2020, Rebull was then appointed back onto that court by Governor Ron DeSantis to fill a vacancy created when Judge Alexander Bokor was elevated to the Third District Court of Appeal.
Prior to his appointment, Rebull had practiced for over ten years at Miami-Dade law firm Broad and Cassel. A frequent lecturer on professionalism and civility topics, Rebull was faculty at Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies; additionally he served on nine years as both member and chairperson of City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel and participated in two year fellowship through Miami Fellows Initiative.
Thomas Rebull serves as Judge of the 11th Circuit Court in Miami-Dade County and was first appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2011. Unfortunately, Rebull lost his bid for reelection to a second term but later appointed back onto the bench by Governor Ron DeSantis to fill a vacancy on that Circuit Court bench.
Judge Rebull is known for being impartial and fair in his courtrooms, refusing to yield to political pressure when cases come before him, such as when Alfonso “Alfie” Leon challenged Joe Carollo’s election as City Commission member by alleging his lifestyle, power bills and cellphone records didn’t prove he lived at his West Brickell apartment during 2017. Rebull dismissed Leon’s challenge based on evidence presented and dismissed his appeal on grounds that there wasn’t enough proof against Joe Carollo living there during 2017 until proven otherwise. Rebull said there wasn’t enough proof against undoing the will of voters to change anything about Joe Carollo’s election as City Commission seat winner that year.