Honorable Circuit Judge William L. Roby

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EDUCATION

  • BA Administrative Office Cum Laude Of Northern Iowa 1982
  • J.D. Creighton University School of Law 1985

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Appointed by Governor Bush on Jan. 21, 2000
  • Elected 2002, 2008
  • 19th Circuit Family Administrative Judge, 2001-2003
  • 19th Circuit Civil Administrative Judge, 2003-2004
  • 19th Circuit Chief Judge, Dec 2004 - July 2009
  • Service as Family, Civil, Juvenile,Felony and Drug Court Judge in all four Counties
  • Chair Justice Teaching 19th Judicial Circuit
  • Chair-19th Circuit Bench/Bar Committee, 2000-2004
  • Trial Court Budget Commission, 2002-Dec 2008
  • Supreme Court Certified Diversity Trainer

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1985-2000 AV Rated,Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Board Certified Business Litigation (Board Cert. inactive)

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Children Services Council of St. Lucie County- Member 2000-2002
  • President Martin County YMCA 1996-98
  • YMCA Easter House Project Chair 1995-96
  • Chair YMCA Easter House Ticket Sales 1994-95
  • YMCA Board of Directors 1989-present
  • Foundation for Florida’s Future- Martin County Chair 1995-2000

FLORIDA BAR

  • Judicial Administration, Selection, and Tenure Committee,1994-2000
    • Chairman, 1999-2000
    • Vice Chair 1998-1999
  • Prepaid Legal Services Committee 1993-94
  • Annual Convention/Meeting Committee 1991-93
  • 19th Judicial Circuit- Appointments by the Florida Bar
    • Grievance Committee 1997-2000
    • Chair-2000 , Vice-Chair and Acting Chair 1998-99
    • Attorney Fee Arbitration 1996-98
    • 2009 Florida Bar YLD Jurist of the Year

MARTIN COUNTY BAR

  • President 1998-99
  • Vice President 1997-98
  • Secretary 1996-97
  • Treasurer 1995-96
  • Young Lawyers Section President 1991-93
  • Chair Law Week Committee 1991-93
  • Chair Justice Teaching Commitee 2007-to present

JUSTICE MAJOR B. HARDING INNS OF COURT

  • Founding member
  • Master 2003-to present
  • President 2005
  • Vice President 2003-04

JUDICIAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Family Faculty AJS 2003-2005
  • Family Faculty Circuit Judges Conference 2004-2009
  • Family Faculty New Judge College 2008-2009
  • Civil Trial Faculty Florida Judicial College 2009-2010
  • Certified Diversity Trainer 2011-Present