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Collier County Judge Janeice T. Martin

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Judge Martin's Biography

Judge Janeice T. Martin is currently enjoying the enormous privilege of serving her second six-year term as a County Court Judge, where she is currently assigned to handle most county civil suits. Judge Martin also serves in a Circuit Court capacity in running Collier County's Adult Drug Court, which serves as one of only eight "Mentor Courts" for the country. She is member of the Faculty for Florida Judicial College and serves on the Florida Supreme Court Steering Committee on Problem-Solving Courts.

Judge Martin is proud to be a lifelong resident of Collier County, having attended St. Ann School and St. John Neumann High School. She received her bachelor's degree, with honors, from Duke University, and she received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida, College of Law.

Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Martin worked primarily in the field of criminal law, both as a prosecutor and as a private defense attorney. After prosecuting cases ranging from batteries to DUI's to small-scale white collar cases, Judge Martin accepted an opportunity to practice with the firm of Berry & Day. She spent over 10 years practicing criminal defense law with the firm, which eventually became known as Berry, Day, McFee & Martin. While with the firm, Judge Martin handled cases at all levels of severity, from speeding tickets to first-degree murder cases involving the death penalty.

As an attorney, Judge Martin was the inaugural recipient in 2008 of what is now known as the Janeice T. Martin Equal Justice Award, given by Legal Aid Service of Collier County for outstanding service to Legal Aid. She is a Past President of the Collier County Bar Association. She was named the 2007 Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Collier County Association of Woman Lawyers. She received the 2006 Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, and has been named the Mental Health Advocate of the Year by both NAMI of Collier County and the David Lawrence Center. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Collier's Class of 2010, the best that's ever been.



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