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Circuit Court Judge Renatha Francis has served as our Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge since 2019.

She currently presides over cases in the Family/Probate Division. Previously, Judge Francis served as both a Circuit and County Court Judge in Miami-Dade County, in the Felony Bond Hearing, and County Civil Divisions, respectively.

Judge Francis has extensive experience presiding over large dockets and complicated cases, including in an appellate capacity. She is known for moving cases swiftly, fairly, and with respect for the rule of law.

Before attending law school, Judge Francis owned and operated two small businesses, while attending school full time and raising a younger sibling.

  • Palm Beach County, Circuit Court Judge, Family & Probate Divisions
  • Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge, Criminal Felony Bond Hearing Division
  • Miami-Dade County, County Court Judge, Civil Division
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP, Of Counsel, Member of the Class Action and Mass Litigation Practice Group
  • First District Court of Appeal, Career Appellate Attorney
  • University of The West Indies, Bachelor of Science, with high honors
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Law Degree (JD)
  • The Florida Bar;
  • Florida Supreme Court, Judicial Management Council on Appellate Review of County Court Decision, Appointee;
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association;
  • Sheree D. Cunningham Black Women Lawyers Association, Judicial Advisor Board Member;
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL)

    (Past)
    • Young Lawyers' Chair;
    • Judicial Nominating Commission Committee, Member;
    • Special Events/Community Service, Chair
  • F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association, Member;
  • Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches (Past);
  • William H. Stafford American Inn of Court (Past);
  • First District Court of Appeal American Inn of Court (Past).
  • 44 years old
  • Married, 2 sons
  • CURRENT INVOLVEMENT
    • Judicial Panelist, 2022 Palm Beach County Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference, Family Law;
    • Judicial Advisor Board Member, Sheree D. Cunningham Black Women Lawyers’ Association;
    • Judicial Panelist, Jack & Jill of America, Inc., Palm Beach Chapter, The Freshman 15: Law & Order – Knowing Your Rights;
    • Judicial Panelist, Palm Beach County Bar Association – Road to the Bench Academy;
    • Supports House of Protection, a charity dedicated to counseling troubled youth and families.
  • PAST INVOLVEMENT
    • Judge, Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition;
    • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity;
    • Committee Member, Women of Distinction State Judge Award Committee;
    • Panelist, Dade County Bar Association - Conversation with Judges;
    • Panelist, various Local Bar Associations;
    • Panelist, American Bar Association Appellate Practice Regional CLE Program on Ethics and Professionalism;
    • Moderator, Spellman-Hoeveler Inns of Court Bench & Bar Conference.
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