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"9 Flag: Hon. Ursula Ungaro"

Posted By Xavier Cortada, Sunday, August 2, 2009
Updated: Sunday, August 2, 2009
"9 Flag: Honorable Ursula Ungaro"


400 North Miami Avenue, 12-4 
Miami, Florida 33128 

Born January 29, 1951, Miami Beach, Florida
Professional Experience 
  • United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division.  Confirmed October 9, 1992  (Visiting Judge, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, January, 1994) 
  • Circuit Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Dade County, Florida, July 1987 to November 8, 1992  (Visiting Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeals, June, 1991) 
  • Private Practice of Law, 1975 to July 1987.  My law practice was mainly in the area of complex commercial litigation, particularly securities fraud and other litigation under the state and federal securities laws, shareholder and partnership disputes, and sophisticated real estate litigation.  From time to time, my practice also included substantial health care, condominium, and professional liability litigation. 
Academic Honors and Publications 
  • Ursula Ungaro-Benages, Professionalism and the Courts, Vol. 8 St. Thomas Univ. L. Rev. 175 (1995) 
  • Note, Rulemaking and Adjudication Under the New Florida Administrative Procedure Act, Vol. XXCII U. of  Fla. L. Rev. 3 (1975) 
  • Law Review Editorial Board 
  • Undergraduate:
Smith College, 1968-1970 
        University of Miami, B.A. English Literature, 1973 
  • Law School: 
        University of Florida Law, J.D., 1975 

Representative Professional, Pro Bono and Community Service Activities 
  • Founder, Lawyers for Literacy, a Pro Bono Project of the Family Learning Partnership 
  • Women of Tomorrow, Mentor 
  • Member, Committee on Judicial Resources, Judicial Conference of the United States, (2000-2008) 
  • Member, Subcommittee on Judicial Statistics, Judicial Conference of the United States, (2000-2008) 
  • Member, Personnel Committee, Eleventh Circuit Judicial Council of the United States,  (2004-2006) 
  • Chair, Court Services Committee, U.S. District, Southern District of Florida, (2006-2008) 
  • Chair, Magistrate Judges Committee, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, (1999-2008) 
  • Chair, Judicial Resources Committee’s Ad Hoc Committee Overseeing Court Compensation Study, (2003-2007) 
  • University of Miami Law School Inns of Court, Bencher, (1995-96) 
  • Speaker, Symposium on Professionalism, St. Thomas University Law School, (January 1994) 
  • Speaker, International Money Laundering Conference (sponsored by U.S. Dept of State), Quito, Ecuador (June, 1994) 
  • Speaker, International Money Laundering Conference (sponsored by U.S. Dept. of State) Caracas, Venezuela (March 1994) 
  • Instructor, Department of Justice Advocacy Institute, (1993-1994) 
  • Florida Supreme Court Race and Ethnic Bias Study Commission, (1989-1992) 
  • St. Thomas University Law School Inns of Court, Bencher, (1991-1992) 
  • City of Miami Youth Task Force, (1991-1993) 

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