Circuit Judge

The Honorable: Lisa Davidson

Circuit Judge Lisa Davidson

The Honorable:
Lisa Davidson


EDUCATION:

  • JURIS DOCTORATE, Duke Law School, 1977
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS, University of Michigan, 1974, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Meridian High School, Meridian, Mississippi, 1970

JUDICIAL HISTORY:

Circuit Judge, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit – Brevard/Seminole Counties, 1998 – present

Division Assignments:

  • Delinquency, July 1, 2011 – present
  • Civil & Family, 1998-2001, 2008-2011
  • Criminal, 2004-2008
  • Dependency, 2001-2004

Judicial Leadership Positions:

  • Administrative Judge, Juvenile Drug Court (Brevard), 2011 – present
  • Administrative Judge, Civil Division (Brevard), 2008-2011
  • Administrative Judge, Jury Management (Brevard), 2005-2008
  • Administrative Judge, Juvenile Division (Brevard), 2001-2004, 2011-present
  • Administrative Judge, Family Division (Brevard & Seminole), 1999-2001
  • Administrative Judge, Professionalism Committee, 2005-2011
  • County Court Judge, Brevard County, 1994 – 1998
  • Associate Judge, Fifth District Court Of Appeal, December 2010, July 2004, November 1999
  • Associate Judge, Fourth District Court Of Appeal, October 2007, July 2002, December 2000

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • Private Practice, Brevard County, 1982 – 1993
  • Assistant State Attorney, Broward County, 1980 – 1981
  • Assistant Public Defender, Broward County, 1978 – 1980

STATEWIDE ACTIVITIES:

  • Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, Chair 1998 – 1999; 2007-2008; Member, 1995 – present
  • Director of Florida’s Judicial Mentor Program, 1999 – 2008

GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS:

  • Guardian Ad Litem Working Group, 2002
  • Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence, Co-Vice-Chair, 1999 – 2001
  • Commission on Minimum Standards for Batterers’ Intervention, 1995-1999

SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS:

  • Select Committee on Justice Teaching Initiative, 2006-present
  • Mentor to New Judges, 1996 – present
  • Steering Committee on Families & Children, 2000 – 2004, 1996 – 1998
  • Florida Courts Technology Commission, 1999 – 2003
  • Commission on Professionalism, 1996 – 1998

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • Outstanding Jurist Award Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Brevard County Bar Association, 2000, 2007
  • Resolution, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners recognizing work on children’s issues, 1997
  • William E. Gladstone Award (statewide award for judicial leadership and service to Florida’s children), 2004
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) 50th Anniversary Golden Star Award, 2001
  • Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc.’s Judge of the Year, 1999
  • Palm Bay High School’s Guardian of the Constitution Citizenship Award for fostering law related education in Brevard County, 2001
  • Recognized by Florida Supreme Court and Governor for Dedication to the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program, 1993, 2003

FLORIDA BAR ACTIVITIES:

  • Judicial Administration Evaluation Committee, 2011 – present
  • Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, 2005–2011, Chair 2009-2010
  • Family Law Section of The Florida Bar Executive Council, 1996 – 2004
  • Legal Needs of Children Committee, 2003 – 2005
  • The Florida Bar Journal/News Editorial Board, 1997 – 2003
  • Family Law Rules Committee, 1998 – 2001

LAW RELATED ACTIVITIES:

  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Law Related Education Committee, 2000-2001
  • Professionalism Committee, 1998-2009
  • Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers
  • Brevard County Domestic Violence Task Force, Chair and Founder, 1995 – 1997
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, 1992 – 2002
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Emeritus, elected 2003
  • President, 1999 – 2001
  • Executive Committee, 1992-2002, 2007-2008

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Board of Directors (Brevard County)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Suntree