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The Honorable: Michelle Naberhaus

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The Honorable:
Michelle Naberhaus


EDUCATION:

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (2000)
  • University of Florida, B.A. (1997)

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • SUMMARY: Prior to her appointment, Judge Naberhaus practiced in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance defense litigation, trust and estate litigation, and guardianship litigation. She began her practice in the 15th and 19th Judicial Circuits with the law firms Conroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, & Abel, P.A. and Peterson Bernard, P.A. She also served as an adjunct professor of Business Law at Florida Atlantic University. In 2009, she relocated to Brevard County where she became a shareholder of GrayRobinson, P.A. Prior to her appointment, she was serving as Of Counsel with Dean Mead, P.A.
  • Florida Bar, Member since 2001
    • Probate Rules Committee (July 2013 – June 2016)
    • Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee,  Chair (July 2012 – June 2013)
    • Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, Member (July 2010 – June 2013)
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Committee, Member (2010 – 2016)

JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • Brevard County Court Judge
    • Appointed by Governor Rick Scott on May 26, 2016 (term began on January 3, 2017)
  • Administrative Judge
    • Mental Health Court (2017 – Present)
  • Conference of County Court Judges of Florida
    • Criminal Rules Committee (2017 -Present)
    • Sentencing Committee (2017 – Present)
ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS:

PROFESSIONAL –

  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inns of Court
    • Master (2016 – Present)
    • Barrister (2010 – 2013)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • Member (July 2010 – 2014)
    • Chapter Representative (July 2011 – June 2012)
    • Membership Advancement & Promotion Committee (July 2011 – June 2012)
    • Communications Committee (July 2011 – June 2012)
    • Legislative Committee (July 2011 – June 2012)
  • Brevard County Bar Association
    • Member (2010 – Present)
    • Board of Directors (July 2012 – June 2016)
    • Secretary & Fall CLE Chair (July 2015 – June 2016)
    • Judicial Candidate Forum Chair (2014)
    • Committee Member – Directory, Sponsorship, CLE (2012-2016)
  • Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers
    • Member (July 2010 – June 2014)
    • Secretary & FAWL Representative (July 2011 – June 2012)
    • Director (July 2010 – June 2011)
  • Martin County Bar Association
    • Member (July 2003 – June 2010)
    • Probate, Trust, Real Estate, Property Law Committee (July 2006 – June 2009)
  • Justice Teaching Program
    • Trained as Volunteer in 2006

CIVIC –

  • The Haven for Children
    • Vice President of Board (July 2015 – June 2016)
    • Governance Committee Chair (July 2014 – June 2016)
    • Director (July 2014 – June 2016)
  • King Center for the Performing Arts
    • Director (June 2015 – Sept. 2016)
  • Brevard Cultural Alliance
    • Director (March 2012 – June 2016)
    • Executive Committee – Vice Chair, Treasurer, Legal (March 2012 – June 2016)
    • Education Committee Chair (Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2014)
  • Women’s Business Center (weVENTURE), Florida Institute of Technology
    • Director (Oct. 2011 – Sept. 2016)
    • Executive Board – Past-Chair, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary (Oct. 2012 – Sept. 2016)
    • Mentor, Ignite 360 Business Mentoring Program (2012-2016)
  • March of Dimes
    • Co-Chair of 2015 Signature Chefs Auction
  • Junior Achievement of Florida’s Space Coast
    • Classroom Presenter (Oct. 2015 – Present)
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
    • Director, ex officio (Feb. 2014 – Jan. 2015)
  • Girl Scouts of America
    • Member/Parent Volunteer of the Citrus Council (2014 – Present)
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program, State of Florida
    • Volunteer, certified in 1999
    • 18th Circuit, Fostering Independent Program Volunteer (Jan. 2010 – 2014)