JUDGE JONATHAN D. GERBER
DEGREES: Princeton University, B.A. cum laude, 1990; University of Florida College of Law, J.D. with Honors, 1993 (Florida Law Review Notes and Comments Editor; Trial Team President).
LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS: Fourth District Court of Appeal, 2009-present; Circuit Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, 2004-2009 (Criminal Division, 2008-2009; Civil Division, 2004-2008; Administrative Judge, Civil Division, 2008; Appellate Division Supervisor, 2005-2007); County Judge, Palm Beach County, 2002-2004 (Civil Division, 2004; Criminal Division, 2002-2003); Shutts & Bowen LLP, West Palm Beach, 1994-2001 (Partner 2001-2002, Associate 1994-2001); Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Palm Beach, Associate, 1993-1994; Internship, State Attorney’s Office, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1993; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Palm Beach, Summer Associate, 1992; Internship, Hon. Frederick Smith, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1991.
HONORS & AWARDS: “Jurist of the Year,” South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2009; “Jurist of the Year,” Palm Beach County Bar Association North County Section, 2008; “Jurist of the Year,” Palm Beach County Justice Association, 2007; Pro Bono Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 1999; President’s Award, Leadership Palm Beach County, 2000.
JUDICIAL & BAR ACTIVITIES: Supreme Court Long Range Strategic Planning Workgroup (Chair, 2014-present); Supreme Court Judicial Management Council (2012-present); Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, 2009-present (Chair 2012-2013); Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases, 2007-2013 (Chair 2011-2013); Florida Judicial College New Appellate Judges Program Faculty, 2010-present (Dean 2011-present); Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges Education Committee, 2009-2012 (Chair 2011-2012); Florida Judicial College New Trial Judges Program Faculty, 2011 & 2013-present; College of Advanced Judicial Studies Faculty, 2009; Florida Court Education Council, 2011-2012; Florida Court Education Publications Committee, 2011-2014; Supreme Court Justice Teaching Faculty, 2007-present (District Chair, 2011-2014; Justice Teaching Institute Faculty, 2012); Florida Bar Advanced Trial Advocacy Faculty, 2007-2012; University of Florida College of Law Board of Trustees 2013-present; University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council, 2011-2013; Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Palm Beach County, 1999-2002 (Chair 2001-2002); Co-Coordinator, Judge Marvin Mounts Statewide Prison Tour, 2003-present; American Inns of Court, Palm Beach County (President, 2004-2005); Palm Beach County Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section President, 2001-02; Professionalism Committee Chair, 2000-2001; Criminal Practice Advisory Committee, 2002-2004; Appellate Practice Committee, 2001-2002; Bench-Bar Conference Chair, 1998; Law Week Chair, 1997; Judicial Relations Committee, 1994-2009; Circuit Court Advisory Committee, 1997-2002; Commercial Litigation Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1994-1997); Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors, 1999-2002; Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, Court System Task Force, 2003-2006; Palm Beach Community College Legal Assistants’ Business Partnership Council, 2003-2006; Florida Legal Assistants Certification Instructor, 2001; Palm Beach County Youth Court Advisor, 1997-98, 2001-2009; Lake Worth High School mock trial team advisor, 1996-98; Law Week mock trials author and advisor, 1994-2014.
OTHER CIVIC ACTIVITIES: Leadership Palm Beach County, 1998-2001 (General Counsel, 1999-2001; Adult Program Co-Chair, 1999-2000); Palm Beach County Zoning Board of Adjustment, Alternate At-Large (2000-2002); Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Young Leadership Division Board of Directors, 1995-97; Princeton Alumni Association of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (President 1998-2001); Northern Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce, 1999-2002; Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, 1995-2002; United Way of Palm Beach County Community Investment Review Team, 2000; Florida History Center & Museum Board of Directors, 1999-2000, Roger Dean Stadium Advisory Board, 1999-2009, Café Joshua, Table Companion Volunteer, 1999-2002; Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, 2000-present.