Judge Andrea Teves Smith


Education
Administrative Judge, Civil Division (2015-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: Top Mistakes Attorneys make in Civil Litigation (April 7, 2017)
Guest Speaker, Florida Eminent Domain Conference 2014
Co-Author, Jury Instructions, Florida Eminent Domain Practice & Procedure (10th Ed. 2017)

Judicial Experience
Circuit Court Judge - Appointed in 2013; Elected in 2014
Assignments in Circuit Court:
   - Felony (2013); Family (2013 – 2015); and Civil (2015 – Present)
Second DCA Rep., Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (elected 2015)
Tenth Judicial Circuit Fairness & Diversity, Team Leader (2015 – Present)

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 – Present)
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