Judge Lori S. Rowe

Judge Rowe
  • August 5, 1970, in Pensacola, Florida
  • Married to Richard J. Rowe, two children

Appointed: September 15, 2009 by Governor Charlie Crist


  • Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages, Vanderbilt University, 1992
  • Master of Business Administration, Florida State University, College of Business, 1997
  • Juris Doctor, Florida State University, College of Law, 1997

Legal Offices & Positions:

  • Judge, First District Court of Appeal, 2009 – present
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Governor, 2007-2009
  • Executive Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, 2005-2006
  • Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, 2004-2005
  • Director of Multistate Litigation, Office of the Attorney General, 2003-2004
  • Private practice, Gray, Harris & Robinson, Tallahassee, 2000-2003
  • Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Section, Office of the Attorney General, 1997-2000

Judicial & Bar Activities:

  • The Federalist Society, Tallahassee Lawyers Chapter, Member, 2015-present
  • Tallahassee Bar Association, Member, 2016-present
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers, Member, 2009-present
  • First District Appellate American Inn of Court, Executive Committee and Master Member, 2015-present
  • William H. Stafford American Inn of Court, Member, 2010-2012
  • Board Certification in Antitrust and Trade Regulation, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2004-present
  • The Florida Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee, Member, 2005-2006; 2016-2018

Teaching & Academic Positions:

  • Florida State University, College of Business, Adjunct Faculty, 2013–present
  • George Mason University School of Law, Law and Economics Center, Judicial Education Program, Advisory Board Member, 2016–present

Other Civic Activities:

  • Killearn United Methodist Church, Member, 2009-present; Church Council 2015-present
  • Suwannee River Area Boy Scout Council, Cub Scout Summer Day Camp Director 2014-2016
  • Junior League of Tallahassee, Sustaining Member, 2004-present
  • Twelve Churches/ Doce Iglesias, Women’s Missions Teams, October 2014, February 2016