Circuit Judge Michelle Naberhaus Biography

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The Honorable Michelle L. Naberhaus

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The Honorable:
Michelle Naberhaus


EDUCATION:

  • JD, Levin College of Law, University of Florida, 2000
  • BA, University of Florida, 1997

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • 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. During that time, 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 with Gray Robinson, P.A. At the time of her appointment, she was serving as Of Counsel with Dean Mead, P.A.

JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • Circuit Judge
    • Appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis, March 2020
  • Brevard County Court Judge
    • Appointed by Governor Rick Scott, Jan. 2017 through Feb. 2020
    • Served as Acting Circuit Judge in Family Division, Jan. 2019 through Feb. 2020
  • Administrative Judge
    • Mental Health Court, 2017 through 2018

ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS:

PROFESSIONAL

  • Florida Conference of Circuit Judges
    • Member, March 2020 through Present
  • Florida Conference of County Court Judges
    • Board of Directors, July 2017 to July 2019
    • Criminal Rules Committee
    • Legislative Committee
    • Sentencing Committee
    • Specialty Courts Committee
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inns of Court
    • Master, 2016 to Present
    • Barrister, 2010 to 2013
  • Florida Bar, Member since 2001
    • Probate Rules Committee, July 2013 to June 2016
    • Chair, Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, July 2012 to June 2013
    • Member, Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee July 2010 to June 2013
    • Member, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Committee 2010 to 2016
  • Brevard County Bar Association
    • Member, 2010 to Present
    • Board of Directors, July 2012 to June 2016
    • Secretary & Fall CLE Chair, July 2015 to June 2016
    • Chair, Judicial Candidate Forum, 2014
    • Directory, Sponsorship, & CLE Committee, 2012 to 2016
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • Member, July 2010 to 2014
    • Chapter Representative, July 2011 to June 2012
    • Membership Advancement & Promotion Committee, July 2011 to June 2012
    • Communications Committee, July 2011 to June 2012
    • Legislative Committee, July 2011 to June 2012
  • Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers
    • Member, July 2010 to June 2014
    • Secretary & FAWL Representative, July 2011 to June 2012
    • Director, July 2010 to June 2011
  • Justice Teaching Program
    • Trained as Volunteer in 2006
  • Martin County Bar Association
    • Member, July 2003 to June 2010
    • Probate, Trust, Real Estate, Property Law Committee, July 2006 to June 2009

CIVIC –

  • Brevard Cultural Alliance
    • Director, March 2012 to June 2016
    • Executive Committee, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Legal, March 2012 to June 2016
    • Education Committee Chair, Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2014
  • Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
    • Director, ex officio, Feb. 2014 to Jan. 2015
  • Girl Scouts of America
    • Member/Parent Volunteer of the Citrus Council, 2014 – 2019
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program, State of Florida
    • Volunteer, certified in 1999
    • 18th Circuit, Fostering Independent Program Volunteer, Jan. 2010 to 2014
  • The Haven for Children
    • Vice President of Board, July 2015 to June 2016
    • Governance Committee Chair, July 2014 to June 2016
    • Director, July 2014 to June 2016
  • Junior Achievement of Florida’s Space Coast
    • Classroom Presenter, Trained in 2015
  • King Center for the Performing Arts
    • Director, June 2015 to Sept. 2016
  • LEAD Brevard
    • 4 Under 40 Award Recipient, Feb. 2014
  • March of Dimes
    • Co-Chair of 2015 Signature Chefs Auction
  • Women’s Business Center (weVENTURE), Florida Institute of Technology
    • Director, Oct. 2011 to Sept. 2016
    • Executive Board – Past-Chair, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Oct. 2012 to Sept. 2016
    • Mentor, Ignite 360 Business Mentoring Program, 2012 to 2016