Margaret Rodgers

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Margaret Rodgers
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Station:   Pensacola
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   11/21/2003 - Present
Chief:   2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Lacey Collier
Past post:   Federal magistrate judge
Past term:   2002-2003
Personal History
Born:   1964
Hometown:   Pensacola, FL
Undergraduate:   U. of West Florida, B.A., 1989
Law School:   California Western Law, J.D., 1992



Margaret Rodgers is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. She joined the Court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Rodgers was a magistrate judge for the Northern District of California. She became chief judge of the court in 2011.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Pensacola, Florida, Rodgers graduated from the University of West Florida with her bachelor's degree in 1989 and from the California Western School of Law with her Juris Doctor degree in 1992.[1]

Professional career

Rodgers was a law clerk for the Honorable Lacey Collier in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida from 1992 to 1994 before entering private practice in the state of Florida until 1998. Rodgers was General Counsel for West Florida Medical Center in 1998 and returned to private practice thereafter until 2002.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Florida, Magistrate

Rodgers was a United States District Court Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida from 2002 to 2003.[1]

Northern District of Florida

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Connie Mack III, Rodgers was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida by President George W. Bush on July 14, 2003 to a seat vacated by Lacey Collier. Rodgers was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 20, 2003 and received commission on November 21, 2003. She became chief judge of the court in 2011.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Lacey Collier
Northern District of Florida
2003–Current
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
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