Hon. Jennifer D. Bailey

HON. JENNIFER D. BAILEY has been a highly rated circuit court judge in Miami-Dade’s 11th Judicial Circuit, one of the largest urban courts in the country, for 23 years. She is the presiding administrative judge for the circuit’s Civil Division and handles a complex business litigation docket. Previously, she was assigned to the Complex Civil Trial section, the Family Division, and the Criminal Division. Judge Bailey has served as dean of the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, as chair of the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, and on the Florida Supreme Court Civil Jury Instruction Committee. She was appointed vice-chair of the Florida Court Education Council by four consecutive Florida Supreme Court chief justices. Judge Bailey also chaired the 2009 Florida Supreme Court Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force, leading efforts to deal with the foreclosure crisis statewide. She spearheaded efforts in Miami to ensure that the integrity of the judicial process was maintained while reducing pending foreclosure cases from a high of nearly 90,000 cases to just over 10,000 cases today. Judge Bailey currently serves on the Civil Justice Initiative, a 24-member national task force created by the Conference of Chief Justices to evaluate and recommend best practices to reduce cost and delay in state civil courts, and chairs the court operations subcommittee.