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The Honorable Marlene Alva


EDUCATION:

  • Stetson University College of Law – Juris Doctor 1977
  • University of Central Florida – B.A. Psychology 1974

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • Admitted to the Florida Bar 1977
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer since 1987

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

  • Office of the State Attorney 18th Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney, 1977-1980
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tallahassee, Florida
    Field Counsel for Northern Florida, 1980-1981
  • Office of the Public Defender 18th Judicial Circuit
    Chief Trial Attorney, Brevard County, 1982-1984
    Chief Assistant Public Defender, 1984-1992
    Law Office of Marlene M. Alva, 1997-2003

JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • Appointed Seminole County Court Judge by Governor Lawton Chiles, March 1992
  • Seminole County Judge, March 1992- January 1997
  • Seminole County Court Administrative Judge, 1995-1996
  • Appointed Circuit Judge 18th Judicial Circuit by Governor Jeb Bush, August 2003
  • Circuit Judge 18th Judicial Circuit, October 2003-Present
  • Administrative Judge Circuit Criminal Division, 2011, July 2015-present
  • Administrative Judge Circuit Civil Division, 2012
  • Associate Justice Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2008 and 2012

ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS:

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Seminole County Community Leaders and Elected Officials
  • Past President Volie A. Williams Inn of Court
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Volie A. Williams Inn of Court
  • Brevard County Civilian Military Council, 45th Space Wing, 2003-2015
  • Former member 18th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Seminole County Bar Association Award for Judge of the Year May. 2017