|Current Court Information:|
|Florida First District Court of Appeal|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Charlie Crist|
|Preceded by:||Edward Barfield|
|Past post:||Executive Director, Florida Elections Commission|
|Law School:||Stetson College of Law|
|Candidate for:||First District Court of Appeal|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date:||November 6, 2012|
|Retention vote %:||61.7%|
Simone Marstiller is a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal. She was appointed to this position by Gov. Crist on January 27, 2010 to replace retired Judge Edward Barfield. She was retained in 2012 and her current term will end in January of 2019.
Judge Marstiller was born in Monrovia, Liberia, but grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stetson University and a J.D. degree from the Stetson College of Law.
Judge Marstiller began her legal career in 1996 as a law clerk for the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal before becoming appellate counsel for the Agency for Health Care Administration. She then worked as:
- 2001-2002: Assistant General Counsel to the Governor of Florida.
- 2002-2003: General Counsel for the Department of Management Services
- 2003-2004: Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff
- 2004-2005: State Chief Information Officer
- 2005-2007: Secretary of the Department Business and Professional Regulation
- 2007-2008: Florida Associate Deputy Attorney General
- 2008-2010: Executive Director of the Florida Elections Commission
- See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012
Bar poll results
85% of Florida lawyers polled by the state Bar were in favor of Marstiller's retention.
- Florida Governor Charlie Crist, "Governor Crist Appoints Simone Marstiller to First District Court of Appeal," January 27, 2010
- Florida Election Watch: Unofficial 2012 General Election Results - Judicial
- Official biography of Judge Simone Marstiller
- Florida Division of Elections: Official November 6, 2012 General Election Results
- Florida Division of Elections: Simone Marstiller
- The Florida Bar, "Florida Bar Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Supreme Court Justices, Appellate Judges in Merit Retention Elections," September 7, 2012