JUDGE BURTON C. CONNER
DEGREES: JD Degree: University of Florida (with honors) 1977; BA Degree: Duke University (with honors) 1975
LEGAL OFFICES AND POSITIONS: Appellate Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal: Mar. 2011 to present; Circuit Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: 1997 to Feb. 2011; Okeechobee County Judge: 1984-1988; Conner & Hooker, P.A., 1996-1997, Partner. Practiced in the areas of civil litigation, domestic relations, real estate, business law, probate and guardianship; Burton C. Conner, P.A., 1989-1996, Owner. Practiced in same areas as above; Conley & Conley, P.A., 1979-1984, Associate. Practiced in the areas of civil litigation, domestic relations, and criminal law; Assistant Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit, 1978-1979.
JUDICIAL ACTIVITIES: Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy (2001 to present); Chief Justice’s Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force (2009)
COMMUNITY BOARDS AND ACTIVITIES: St. Lucie County Executive Round Table, Children's Shared Services Network; St. Lucie County Children's Services Council; Exchange Club CASTLE (for the Prevention of Child Abuse); Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc; Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.; Okeechobee Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
HONORS AND AWARDS: St. Lucie County Boys and Girls Club Man of the Year Award, 2010; William E. Gladstone Child Advocacy Award, 2010 (19th Judicial Circuit Recipient); Florida Bar Pro-Bono Award, 1983(19th Judicial Circuit Recipient).