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Rosemary Barkett, American Federal judge. Bar: Florida, United States District Court (southern district) Florida, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court. Recipient Woman of Achievement award Palm Beach County Commision on Status of Women, 1985; named to Florida Women's Hall of Fame, 1986.


Barkett, Rosemary was born on August 29, 1939 in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Came to the United States, 1946, naturalized, 1958.


Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Spring Hill College, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Stetson University, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1987.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Florida International University, Miami, 1987. Doctor of Laws (honorary), John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1990. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Southern Florida, Tampa, 1990.

Data Control Language (honorary), Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, 1990. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rollins College, Orlando, Florida, 1992. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1992.


Private practice, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1971—1979. Judge 15th Judicial Circuit Court, Palm Beach County, 1979—1982, administrative judge civil division, 1982—1983, chief judge, 1983—1984. Appellate judge 4th District Court Appeal, West Palm Beach, 1984—1985.

Justice Supreme Court Florida, Tallahassee, 1985—1992, chief justice, 1992—1994. Circuit judge United States Court Appeals (11th circuit), Miami, since 1994. Board directors Lawyers for Children, United States Association Constitutional Law.

Faculty University Nevada, Reno, National Judicial College, Florida Judicial College, Appellate Judges Seminar, Institute Judicial Administration, New York University. Lecturer in field; visiting committee Miami University Law School. Board visitors St. Thomas University.


Member visiting committee Miami University Law School. Member board visitors St. Thomas U. Fellow Academy Matrimonial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association (family law section, chairperson court statistics and workload committee and study commission onguardianship law, lecturer on matrimonial media and criminal law continuing legal education), Palm Beach County Bar Association, American Academy MatrimonialLawyers (award 1984), Florida Association Women Lawyers (Palm Beach chapter), National Association Women Judges, Palm Beach Marine Institute (former chairperson, board of trustees), Academy Florida Trial lawyers (Achievement award 1988), Association Trial Lawyers American (Achievement award 1986).