Judge Andrea Teves Smith


Education
Florida Judicial College, 2014
J.D. Stetson University College of Law, 1994
B.S. University of Florida, 1991

Judicial Experience
Circuit Court Judge (Appointed in 2013) (Elected in 2014)
   -Assignments in Circuit Court: Felony (2013); Family (2013 – 2015); and Civil (2015 – present)
Administrative Judge, Civil Division (2016-present)
Associate Judge, Second District Court of Appeal (April 2017)
Second DCA Rep., Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (2015 – 2017)
Chair, Tenth Judicial Circuit Fairness & Diversity (2015 – Present)
Guest Speaker, As Judges See It
   -Litigation (April 7, 2017)
Guest Speaker, Florida Eminent Domain Conference 2014
Co-Author, Jury Instructions, Florida Eminent Domain Practice &
   -Procedure (10th Ed. 2017)

Legal Experience & Admissions
Peterson & Myers, P.A., shareholder (1994 – 2013)
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1999 – 2013)
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (1995 – 2013)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida (2008 – 2013)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2012 – 2013)

Associations
The Florida Bar (1994 – Present)
Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee (2014 – Present)
Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism (Past Member)
Florida Bar Committee on Relations with CPAs (Past Member)
Lakeland Bar Association (1994 – Present)
Federal Bar Association (Past Member)
Willson American Inn of Court, Group Leader (2013 – Present)
Explorations V Children’s Museum
   - Secretary (2013 – 2015)
   - Board of Directors (2011 – 2016)
Academy of Legal Studies at GJHS, Advisory Board (2014 – Present)
Polk County, Florida Association of Women Lawyers (Past Member)
Florida Southern College Legal Advisory Board (2011-2013)
Leadership Lakeland Alumni Association, Class of XXI (2005 – Present)
Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, Member (1994 – 2013)
   - Executive Director, General Counsel (2008-2009)
   - Board of Director (2010 – 2012)

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 9000
Drawer J168
Bartow, FL 33831-9000