Judge Norma S. Lindsey was appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal by Governor Rick Scott and took her seat on the court on June 19, 2017. She was previously appointed to the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit by Governor Scott in 2011, where she served until she joined the appellate bench. Judge Lindsey began her judicial career in January of 2006 when she was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court by Governor Jeb Bush. She currently serves as a member of the Education Committee for the Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges and as member of the Executive Council of the Real Property and Probate Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Prior to her appointment to the Third District Court of Appeal, Judge Lindsey was invited to serve as an Associate Judge on Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal in December of 2014 and in July of 2016. She also served on more than two dozen Circuit Appellate Panels.
Judge Lindsey has been active throughout her career in judicial education having served as a faculty member and co-chair of the Civil Track for the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies and as a faculty member of the Florida Conferences of Circuit and County Court Judges. In addition, she has lectured and taught numerous CLE courses at events sponsored by state and local bar associations and community groups.
In addition, Judge Lindsey has sat as a volunteer judge for the University of Miami School of Law Mock Trial and Moot Court Competitions, the Legal Services of Miami First Annual Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition, the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Student Trial Advocacy Program, the Florida International University Mock Trial Final Exam and Moot Court Program, and the Southeastern United States Regional Black Law Students Association Mock Trial Competition.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Lindsey practiced in the area of commercial litigation. She also served as a member and chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal, the Executive Director of Florida’s Growth Management Study Commission, and as Associate General Counsel for Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.
Judge Lindsey earned her law degree at the University of Miami and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from Marshall University, where she was the Captain of the Women’s Track and Field Team. She is married to attorney H. Eugene Lindsey, III, and they have one daughter.