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Rand Hoch

Rand Hoch, American lawyer, mediator, arbitrator. Bar: Florida 1985, United States District Court (middle, southern districts) Florida 1986, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1986, District of Columbia 1989.

Background

  • Hoch, Rand was born on April 2, 1955 in Everett, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Harold S. and Thelma (Frisch) Hoch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in American Government, Georgetown University, 1977. Juris Doctor, Stetson University, 1985.

    Career

    • Administrative aide Henry M. Jackson for President Committee, Washington, 1974-1976. Research director Council Active Indiana Oil and Gas Producers, 1977. Political consultant New South Communications, Washington and Florida, 1977-1982.

      Assistant to regional coordinator North Shore Council on Alcoholism, Massachusetts, 1978. Executive director Fund for A New Direction, Washington and West Palm Beach, Florida, 1979-1991. Real estate salesman Adams Cameron/Realty World, Ormond Beach, 1980-1981.

      Real estate broker South 1st Realty Inc., 1981-1982. Research assistant Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1983—1985. Law clerk real estate and construction De Santis, Cook, Gaskill & Silverman, North Palm Beach, 1984.

      Labor, election and Employee Retirement Income Security Act attorney Kaplan, Sicking & Bloom P.A., West Palm Beach, 1985-1988. Workers' compensation attorney Law Offices of Gerald Rosenthal P.A., 1989-1991. General master division worker's compensation Florida Department Labor & Employment Security, 1991-1992.

      Judge compensation claims State of Florida, Daytona Beach, 1992-1996. Private practice The Law & Mediation Offices of Rand Hoch, West Palm Beach, Florida, since 1996. Executive vice president Premier Medical Alliance, since 2007.

      Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1985, United States District Court (middle, southern districts) Florida 1986, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1986, District of Columbia 1989.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member Democratic Executive Committee, Volusia County Florida, 1980-1982, Pinellas County, Florida, 1983, Palm Beach County, 1989-1992, 96—, chair, 1990, vice-chair, 1989-1990. Delegate Florida Democratic Convention, 1981, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 97, 99, 2001, 03. Alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, 1988, 2000.

    Board directors American Civil Liberties Union, Palm Beach and Martin Counties, 1985-1987, Florida Consumer Federation, 1987-1989, Florida Task Force, 1987-1989, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1989-1992, 2006^, Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, Inc., 1990-1992, since 2002, Compass, Inc., 2002-2003, Central Florida Friends of 440, 1995-1996. Member executive committee Lesbian and Gay Democrats of America, 1988-1992. Regional coordinator Dukakis for President, Florida, 1987-1988.

    President Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, 1987-1992, since 2006. Chairman pro tempore employment practices review committee City West Palm Beach, 1990-1991. Member ethics ordinance advisory committee Palm Beach County, 1991-1992.

    Member Young Friends of Bob Graham, 1989-1992, Leadership 2000, 1990-1992, Young Friends of the Kravis Center, since 1996, Young Friends of the Norton Museum, 2001-2003. Member advisory board Volusia County Elections, 1993-1994. Business committee for culture Palm Beach County Cultural Council, 1998-2004, supervisor elections advisory committee, since 2007.

    Trustee Florida Stage, since 2002, secretary, 2002-2006, vice chair, since 2006. Board directors Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2003-2005. Member American Bar Association (young lawyers division 1985-1991, labor and employment law section 1986-1992, member section on individual rights and responsibilities 1990-1992, 2002-2003, campaign ethics committee 1987-1992), Florida Bar Association (labor and employment law section 1989-1993, workers compensation law section 1988^, equal opportunities law section since 1999, member editorial board Florida Bar News and Florida Bar Journal 1995-1901), District of Columbia Bar Association, Academy Trial Lawyers American, Association Bipartisan Consultant, Florida Academy Trial Lawyers, Florida Academy Professional Mediators, American Mediation Association (national board accredited mediators since 1993), International Association Lesbian and Gay Judges (board directors 1993-1995, vice president 1995-1997), National Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association, National Lesbian and Gay Bar Association, Florida Conference Judges of Compensation Claims (president 1994-1995, member executive committee 1995-1996), Volusia County Bar Association (member judicial evaluation review committee 1994), Palm Beach County Bar Association (alternate dispute resolution committee since 1997, workers compensation committee since 1997), International Wine and Food Society (Boca Raton chapter), Phi Alpha Delta, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

    Personality

    Interests

    Political button and art collecting.

    Connections

    • father: Harold S. Hoch
    • mother: Thelma (Frisch) Hoch
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    Born April 2, 1955
    (age 62)
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