JUDGE MARTHA C. WARNER
DEGREES: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, B.A., magna cum laude, 1971; University of Chicago Law School, 1971-72; University of Florida School of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1974; University of Virginia, Master of Laws in the Judicial Process, LL.M. received May 1995.
LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS: Chief Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, July 1, 1999-June 30, 2001, Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, 1989-present; Circuit Court Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 1986-88; Private Practice, 1974-85.
JUDICIAL & BAR ACTIVITIES - State: President, Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges (2008-2009); Supreme Court Committee on District Court of Appeal Performance and Accountability, 1998-present, Chair 1998-2008; Member, Supreme Court Electronic Filing Committee, 2003-present; Co-Chair, Florida Court Education Council, 2002-2006; Member, Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children, 2000-2006; Member, Committee on Trial Court Performance and Accountability, 1999-2002; Chair, Florida Legislative Committee on Legislative Reform of Judicial Administration, 1998; Chair, FCEC Special Committee on Evaluation and Administration of Florida’s Judicial Education Programs, 1998; Member, Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instruction Committee, 1987-1998; Faculty Member, Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, 1992-2004; Member, Appellate Judges Conference Education Committee, 1992-1999; Member, Appellate Rules Committee, The Florida Bar, 1990-1993; Member, Florida Court Education Council’s Publication Committee, 2001-present; National: Chair, Appellate Judges Conference of the American Bar Association (2009-2010); Chair, 2007 AJEI National Education Conference; Member, Executive Committee of ABA Appellate Judges Conference, and Board of Directors of the Appellate Judges Educational Institute (AJEI), 2005-present; Editor, Appellate Judges Section of ABA Judicial Division Record, 2003-2005; Member, ABA Standing Committee on Continuing Education, 2000-2003; Member, Planning Committee for ABA Compleat Appellate Judge Seminar, 2000-2002; Chair, ABA Oversight Committee for University of Virginia Master of Laws in the Judicial Process Program, 1999-2000; Lecturer, ABA Conference of Chief Judges of Intermediate Appellate Courts, 1995; Participant, University of Memphis Leadership Institute in Judicial Education; Admitted to the Florida Bar 1974.
HONORS & AWARDS: Supreme Court of Florida, Chief Justice’s Award of Excellence, 2006; Outstanding Jurist of 1992, Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar; Phi Beta Kappa, Colorado College; Phi Kappa Phi, honorary social science fraternity; Order of the Coif, University of Florida Law School; Member of the Editorial Board, University of Florida Law Review.
OTHER CIVIC ACTIVITIES: Member, Choir, First United Methodist Church; Member, Arts Foundation Board, 2007-present; Board of Directors, Martin County Council for the Arts, 1996 to 1999; Chair of 1997, 1998 and 1999 High School Juried Art Shows; American Heart Association, Board of Directors, Martin County Unit, 1982-1989; Co-Chair, American Heart Association Heart Ball, 1983; Board of Directors, Presbyterian Early Learning School, 1981-1987, Chair of Board; First United Presbyterian Church, Deacon, 1987-1991.
PUBLICATIONS: Martha C. Warner, et al., Is Big Bad? Timeliness and Consistency on Large State Appellate Courts, 44-4 A.B.A. Judges’ J. 36 (Fall 2005); Martha C. Warner, et al., Improving Court Operations: A Quality Improvement Project in Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal, 41-2 A.B.A. Judges’ J. 16 (Spring 2002); Martha C. Warner, Anders in the Fifty States: Some Appellants’ Equal Protection More Equal than Others’, 23 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 625 (1996).