J.D. with High Honors 1961, University of Florida; B.S. with
High Honors 1956, University of Florida
Positions: Judge, District Court of Appeal, First
District, 1978-present; Chief Judge of First District Court
of Appeal, 1985-1987; private practice, Booth & Booth and
Hall & Booth, Tallahassee, 1973-78; Legal Aide, Supreme
Court of Florida, Tallahassee, 1962-73; Law Clerk, Lazonby,
Dell, Willcox & Graham, Gainesville, 1961-62.
and Activities: Committee on Standards of Conduct
Governing Judges, Member, 1978-1993; Chairperson, 1984-85;
Vice Chairperson, 1979-83; Secretary, Florida Conference of
District Court of Appeal Judges, 1980. Member: Committee to
Draft Workers' Compensation Rules of Procedure, 1978; The
Florida Bar, 1961-present; Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules
Committee, 1972; Tallahassee Bar Association, 1961-present;
Florida Courts' Restructure Commission, 1986-87.
Awards: Phi Beta Kappa; B.S. with High Honors,
University of Florida; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Lambda Delta;
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honorary); Phi Sigma (Biological
Honorary); Gamma Sigma Delta (Agricultural Honorary); 1954
Kroger Scholarship for Outstanding Agricultural Student;
1956 Phi Sigma Award for Individual Research; Phi Delta
Delta (Womens' Legal Honorary - President 1957); J.D. with
High Honors, University of Florida; Order of the Coif (Legal
Honorary); Brick Award for Legal Research and Writing.
Publications: Case Comment - "Taxation: Deductibility of
Penalty Payments," University of Florida Law Review,
1958 Fall Issue, Co-Author; Note - "Taxation: Sale or
Liquidation of a Deceased Partner's Interest," University
of Florida Law Review, 1961 Summer Issue; Article - "The
Rule in Shelley's Case and Estates in Fee Tail in Florida,"
University of Florida Law Review, 1961 Fall Issue;
Article - "Jurisdiction of Florida Appellate Courts,"
Co-authored with Justice Thornal in 1966 C.L.E. Volume,
Civil Practice After Trial; Article - "The Florida En
Banc Rule," University of Florida Law Review, 1985
Winter Issue, Co-author; Government Lawyer Ethics,
1992 Florida Bar C.L.E., Author - "The 'Other' Code of
Ethics--The Code of Judicial Conduct."
and Civic Associations: Member of St. John's Episcopal
Church; Alumni Activities of University of Florida and Chi