Judge Melanie G. May

Judge Melanie G. May

Degrees:

  • Florida Atlantic University, B.S., 1973
  • Nova Law Center, J.D., 1981

Legal Offices & Positions:

  • Chief Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, July 1, 2011-June 30, 2013
  • Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, 2002-present
  • Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit Court, 1991-2002
  • Private Practice, 1982-91
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit, 1981-82

Judicial & Bar Activities:

  • Supreme Court Steering Committee on Treatment-Based Drug Courts, Chair, 1999-2006
  • Children's Court Improvement Committee, 2001-2005
  • Access to Court Records Committee 2006-2008
  • Florida SAMH Corp. 2004-2010
  • Advisory Council DCF
  • Reentry Task Force
  • Trial Court Performance and Accountability Committee - Criminal Work Group, 2000 - 2002
  • Advisory Council to Office of Drug Control, 1999 - present
  • The Florida Bar (Appellate Rules Committee, Grievance Committee, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Admiralty Law Committee)
  • Broward County Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1990-91
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Board Chair 2000-02
  • Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals, Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Council, Juvenile Justice Board, Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Board, Stephen R. Booher Inn of Court, President 1991-93
  • Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, Nova Law Center 1982-84
  • Instructor, National Judicial College

Community Boards & Activities:

  • Kids in Distress
  • Susan B. Anthony Center
  • Junior League
  • CHARLEE program
  • PACE Center for Girls
  • and the Youth Automotive Training Center

Chambers Staff:

  • Judicial Assistant: Ana Serrano
  • Law Clerk: Nicole Villamar
  • Law Clerk: Jenny Bautista