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Ellen Leesfield

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Ellen Leesfield
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Current Court Information:
Florida Eleventh Circuit Court
Title:   Former judge
Position:   Group 61
Appointed by:   Lawton Chiles
Active:   1993 - 1/2013
Succeeded by:   Alan Fine
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Florida in 1972
Law School:   Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad School of Law in 1979
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Eleventh Circuit Court
State:  Florida
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  August 14, 2012
Election vote:  ApprovedA
Ellen Leesfield was a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Civil Division, in Florida. She was appointed by former Governor Lawton Chiles in September of 1993 and she retired in January of 2013.[1][2][3]


Leesfield received her B.A. degree from the University of Florida in 1972. Prior to earning her law degree, she worked as a high school English eacher in Broward County from 1972 to 1975. She then received her J.D. degree from Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad School of Law in 1979.[2][4]

Later in her career, she returned to teaching--as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami and an instructor for the Advanced College of Judicial Studies.[5]


Leesfield was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1979 and became a private practice lawyer. She spent 12 years as a lawyer, specializing in federal criminal cases, prior to her appointment to the circuit court in 1993.[2][4]

2012 election

Leesfield was unopposed and automatically re-elected following the primary election on August 14, 2012.[6]

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012

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