County Judge of Monroe County

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

Freeman Justice Center ~ Monroe County Courthouse

302 Fleming Street

Key West, Florida 33040


    • Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in 1988
    • AA received from the American University in Paris, France; BA from Stratford College in Danville, VA


Judicial Experience

    • Elected to the 16th Judicial Circuit bench in 2004 and has been presiding as a County Judge since 2005...


Legal Experience

    • Assistant State Attorney for Sixteenth Judicial Circuit for seven years
    • Followed by another seven years, partner in the law firm of Fowler & Fowler, P.A. concentrating on DUI defense, criminal defense, and civil litigation



    • Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member of the Florida Bar Association and the Monroe County Bar Association
    • Judge Fowler and her husband are very active in the community of Key West and serve on numerous boards
    • President of the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of America, Monroe County, Inc.
    • Former Vice-president of the Board of Directors of Womankind
    • Member of the Military Affairs Committee
    • Member and past board member of Key West Woman's Club
    • 16th Judicial Circuit Representative for the Committee on Professionalism
    • Chairman of the Monroe County Elections Canvassing Board
    • Vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Key West Lions Club and recipient of the "2015 Lion of the Year Award."
    • Honored as Unsung Hero for LVA by Community Foundation of the Florida Keys in 2016
    • Member of the Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Planning Council
    • Mentor for Take Stock in Children
    • Graduate Leadership Monroe Academy 2016



    • In 2008, Judge Fowler christened the USNS Robert E. Peary, a Navy Ship named after her great-grandfather, Admiral Peary, the discoverer of the North Pole
    • Judge Fowler is married to former Circuit Judge Richard Fowler and has a son, Robert, who is a local businessman.