Served as Florida Trial Judge from Feb. 1990 until Jan. 2009.
Served as General Counsel to Florida Dept. of Transportation from 1987 to 1990.
Served as Asst. Attorney General from 1984 to 1987.
Served as Asst. Public Defender from 1982 to 1984.
Attended George Mason University School of Law from 1978 to 1981.
Served as Deputy Sheriff (highest rank: Lieutenant) from 1970 to 1978.
Licensed since 1982
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1982||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Chair, Civil Procedure Rules Committee||The Florida Bar||2013|
|Member, ADR Rules and Policy Committee||Florida Supreme Court||2013|
|Chair, Task Force on the Mgmt of Litigation in Complex Cases||Florida Supreme Court||2008|
|Chair, Criminal Procedure Rules Committee||The Florida Bar||2008|
|Trial Judge of the Year (Second Judicial Circuit)||American Board of Trial Advocates (Florida chapter)||2006|
|Judge Thomas Finch Law Day Speech Award||American Bar Association||2005|
|Associate Dean, Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies||Florida Supreme Court||2005|
|Davis Productivity Award, County Court Annexed Mediation Program||State of Florida - Publix Supermarkets||1992|
|Senior Associate Counsel||Messer Caparello P.A.||2009 - Present|
|Circuit Judge||State of Florida||1990 - 2009|
|General Counsel||Florida Dept Of Transportation||1987 - 1990|
|Assistant Attorney General||Attorney General, Florida||1987 - 1990|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of Public Defender, 9th Judicial Circuit||1984 - 1987|
|General Counsel||Bateman Contracting Corporation||1981 - 1982|
|Lieutenant||Broward County Sheriff's Office||1970 - 1978|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee||Chair||2013 - 2014|
|The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Health Lawyers Association||Dispute Resolver||2010 - Present|
|The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals||Member||2009 - Present|
|Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Tallahassee Women Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section||Member||1995 - Present|
|Florida Women Lawyers Association (FAWL)||Member||1995 - Present|
|The Florida Bar Government Lawyers Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|Tallahassee Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|George Mason University School of Law||N/A||Law||1981|