Hon. Julie S. Sneed
United States Magistrate Judge - Middle District of Florida
Julie S. Sneed was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida on June 15, 2015. Judge Sneed received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor degree from the Florida State University College of Law. After law school, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James D. Whittemore, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida and the Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd, State of Florida, Second District Court of Appeal.
Prior to her appointment to the court, she worked in private practice handling complex civil litigation as a partner at Akerman LLP and Fowler White Boggs Banker, P.A. She also worked in private practice as a litigation associate at Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill, and Mullis, P.A. As an attorney, she handled numerous trials in courts throughout the state of Florida.
Judge Sneed is a past president of the Tampa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the George Edgecomb Bar Association. She previously served on the board of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation and the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. She is currently a Master of the Judge Clifford J. Cheatwood American Inn of Court and the Ferguson-White American Inn of Court.
Judge Sneed is a recipient of awards including the Judge George C. Carr Memorial Award from the Federal Bar Association for excellence in federal practice, the George Edgecomb Bar Association’s President’s Award for distinguished service and the Delano S. Stewart Diversity Award. She was also honored by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers as a Leader in the Law.
Judge Sneed has published articles including “Enforcing Proposals for Settlement and Offers of Judgment in Federal Court: Mission Impossible?” Co-Author, Florida Bar Journal, December 2009 and “Federal and Florida Courts Heighten the Requirements for Class Certification” Co-Author, Florida Bar Journal, April 2010.