The Higher Education of President Obama’s Latest Federal Court Nominee

Judge Charlene Honeywell, a circuit court judge in Tampa, Florida, was recently nominated to fill a vacancy on the federal court bench for the middle district of Florida. Judge Honeywell is a 1979 graduate of Howard University. She received her legal training at the University of Florida College of Law.

Judge Honeywell was appointed to the Florida circuit court in 2000 by then Florida Governor Jeb Bush. For six years prior to her appointment to the circuit court, she was affiliated with the Tampa law firm Hill, Ward & Henderson. Previously she was a county judge and had worked in the public defender’s office.