Beatrice Butchko is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She was appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush, effective in January of 2006, and currently serves in the appellate and civil divisions. She was re-elected without opposition in 2014, winning a six-year term that expires on January 4, 2021.
Butchko received her B.S. degree from the University of Florida in 1986 and her J.D. degree from the DePaul University College of Law in 1989. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law since 2005
Butchko began her career in 1989 as an assistant state attorney for Miami-Dade County. She left that position in 2000 to work as an associate of the law firm of Kaye, Rose & Maltzman, LLP. The following year, she became a partner of Ferrell Schultz, PA. She then worked as a partner of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, LLP from 2003 through 2005. From 2001 to 2005, she also served as special counsel to the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. She joined the circuit court in 2006.