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Judge Julie Simone Sneed was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida on June 15, 2015. 

Judge Sneed received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1991 and her Juris Doctor, with honors, in 1994 from the Florida State University College of Law. After law school, Judge Sneed served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James D. Whittemore, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and the Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd, State of Florida, Second District Court of Appeal. 

Prior to her appointment to the Court, she worked in private practice handling complex civil litigation as a partner at Akerman LLP and Fowler White Boggs Banker, P.A. She also worked in private practice as a litigation associate at Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill, and Mullis, P.A. 

Judge Sneed is a past president of the Tampa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the George Edgecomb Bar Association. She previously served on the board of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, and the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida. She is currently a Master of the Judge Clifford J. Cheatwood American Inn of Court. 

Judge Sneed is a recipient of the Judge George C. Carr Memorial Award from the Federal Bar Association for excellence in federal practice and has published articles including “Enforcing Proposals for Settlement and Offers of Judgment in Federal Court: Mission Impossible?” Co-Author, Florida Bar Journal, December 2009, and “Federal and Florida Courts Heighten the Requirements for Class Certification,” Co-Author, Florida Bar Journal, April 2010.

United States Magistrate Judge

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
801 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

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Law School

The Florida State University College of Law

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