Judge Philip J. Padovano
Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey.
- Birthdate: January 28, 1947.
Spouse: Janet E. Ferris.
Degrees: J.D. Stetson University
College of Law, 1973; B.S. Florida State University, 1969.
Legal Offices and Positions: Judge,
District Court of Appeal, First District, 1996-Present; Circuit Judge, Second Judicial
Circuit, 1988-1996; Chief Judge Second Judicial Circuit, 1993-1996; Adjunct Professor of
Law, Florida State University College of Law, 1992; Private Practice, 1973-1988.
Bar Offices and Positions: Chair,
Committee on Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases, 1997-Present; Chair,
Committee to Recommend Minimum Standards for Lawyers in Capital Cases, 1997-Present; Court
Users Technology Committee, 1996-Present; Rules Subcommittee of the Judicial Management
Honors and Awards: Florida Bar
Outstanding Jurist Award, Orlando, June 28, 1991; Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award,
Tallahassee, March 16, 1983; Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award, St. Petersburg,
December 4, 1982; Leon Association for Retarded Citizens, Volunteer of the Year Award,
1986; various academic awards including Stetson University College of Law Honor Roll,
1972, and Stetson Law Review, 1973.
Publications: Florida Appellate
Practice, West Publishing Company, 1988; Florida Appellate Practice Second Edition, West
Publishing Company, 1997; Postconviction Relief in Capital Cases, Benchbook of the
National Judicial College; Due Process Defense in Reverse Sting Cases, FLA. BAR J. October
1984; Florida Theft and RICO (CLE Book) Chapter 6: Entrapment; Prejudicial Comments of the
Prosecutor During Closing Arguments - A Survey of Florida Law, FLA. BAR J. March 1977;
Florida Criminal Rules and Practice (CLE Book) Chapter 8: Immunity; Criminal Law -
Constitutional Law - Right to Counsel for Misdemeanants, 3 STETSON L. REV. 191 (1973);
Criminal Law - Jury Instructions on Lesser Included Offenses, 3 STETSON L. REV. 91 (1972).