Jean Marie Middleton
Mrs. Jean Marie Middleton is an experienced and dedicated Attorney with nearly thirty-one (31) years of practice in both the public and private sectors.
Her experience includes serving as a Senior Counsel for the Palm Beach County School District; Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.; Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lake Worth, FL; Chief of Litigation, School District of Miami-Dade County, Florida; Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami-Dade, Florida Associate Attorney, Rigell, Ring & Ardman; Staff Attorney for the City of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Corporate Attorney & Senior State Relations Consultant for Lincoln National Corporation and Manager, American Bankers Insurance Group.
Mrs. Middleton possess over twelve (12) years of management experience which includes staffing, training and supervising a diverse staff of lawyers and paraprofessionals while effectively managing a significant litigation case load in state, appellate and federal courts. She is a Florida certified circuit civil mediator and possesses a certificate in human relations law.
She received her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
An important aspect of her life is family and community service. She is married to Ellis Middleton and they have one daughter. They also have two grandsons and two granddaughters.
She has been a volunteer for youth related organizations for the past twenty eight (28) years. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, skating, walking and other sporting events. Her hobbies are collecting time pieces and videography.
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS (Past and Present)
Magistrate, Palm Beach County Youth Court
Judge- Teen Court, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Past President- F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar, Current Member & Chair of the Law Student Scholarship Committee 2013-2016
Member- Florida Bar Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity Committee – Chair Diversity Intern Committee 2012-2016
Member, Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Courts LIV- At-Large Executive Board Member 2016
Member-Florida Bar Education Law Committee
Member, Florida Bar Judicial Nominations Practices Committee
Member, Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee
Member- Florida Bar Workers' Compensation, Local Government, Labor and Employment Sections
Member, Florida Association of Women Lawyers Palm Beach County
Member, Florida School Board Attorneys Association
Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association Law Week Committee Member, American Bar Association
Palm Beach County Pro Bono Panel Volunteer,
Palm Beach County Lawyers for Literacy
Member, ChildNet Committee for Circle of Supporters
Member, Board of Directors, Riviera Beach Boys & Girls Club