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Florida's Richest Judges Can Thank Their Spouses--a Lawyer and a TV Judge

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Florida’s wealthiest judge attributes her good fortune to a conservative spending style and a husband who is an admiralty partner in a Palm Beach law firm. And the state’s second wealthiest judge has a wife who assumes the same role on TV.

The Florida judge with the highest net worth is Palm Beach Circuit Judge Elizabeth Maass, who is worth about $7.2 million, the Daily Business Review reports. Her husband is Robb Maass, a partner in Alley Maass Rogers & Lindsay in Palm Beach.

No. 2 on the list is Miami-Dade Circuit Judge John Schlesinger, whose wife is TV judge Marilyn Milian on The People’s Court. Schlesinger has a net worth of $7.18 million, including a home worth $2.7 million in Coral Gables and an Aston Martin sports car worth $95,000.

At the opposite end of the spectrum is Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Leon Firtel. He reported a negative net worth of $33,000.

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