Circuit Judge of Monroe County

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

Freeman Justice Center ~ Monroe County Courthouse

302 Fleming Street

Key West, FL 33040

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    • Graduated from Amherst Central High School in 1971; recipient of New York State Regents Scholarship and PTA Academic Award
    • Graduated from Dartmouth College in 1975 with a BA degree (cum laude) and a major in English (distinction)
    • Graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence in 1979 with a JD degree
    • Graduated from Naval Justice School in 1980


Judicial Experience

    • Circuit Court Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit, in and for Monroe County, FL from January 1997 to present
    • Chief Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit from July 1999 through June 2001 and January 2015 through present


Legal Experience

    • Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1979
    • Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980
    • Attorney on active duty in the U.S. Navy (Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General Corps) serving as the Assistant Officer in Charge, Naval Legal Service Office Detachment, Naval Air Station, Key West, FL from April 1980 to September 1984; recipient of the Naval Humanitarian Service Medal and an Honorable Discharge
    • Assistant Public Defender with the Office of the Public Defender for the 16th Judicial Circuit in Key West, FL from July 1988 to March 1990 and from July 1990 to July 1996



    • Member of the American Legion, Post  #0154, Marathon, FL since 1996
    • Previously served on the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Monroe County, on the Board of the Key West Fishing Tournament, and as a member of the Shared Services Network Executive Round-table and Key West Sunrise Rotary Club