Judge Nelly N. Khouzam
Florida's Second District Court of Appeal's Website
Judge Nelly Khouzam
Judge Khouzam received her B.A. degree in history from the University of Florida in 1979.
She received her J.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors, in
picture of Judge N. Khouzam courtesy of Tony's Studio
Following law school, Judge Khouzam served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jack R. Schoonover of the Second District Court of Appeal.
Judge Khouzam was appointed to the Second District Court of Appeal and began serving as a member of the court on August 1, 2008.
A frequent author and lecturer, Judge Khouzam
has written articles for The Florida Bar Journal, Nova Law Review, Litigation Magazine, and the Trial Advocate Quarterly
She is a frequent lecturer at judicial conferences and is a faculty member of the Florida Judicial College and the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.
is a past chair of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges.
Judge Khouzam has received the following awards: the A.B.O.T.A. "Florida Jurist of the Year Award" (2002); the William Castagna Award for Judicial Excellence for displaying the highest standards of judicial excellence in knowledge of the law, ethics, civility, professionalism, and demeanor (2006); and the John U. Bird Distinguished Jurist Award presented by the Clearwater Bar Association in recognition of extraordinary service as a Trial and Appellate Judge (2008).
She has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A.) since 1993, and is past president of the Barney Masterson Inn of Court.
was nominated Great Woman of the Year for 2008 by the American Biographical Institute
In 2013 she
was appointed to the University of Florida Law Center Association Inc.
Board of Trustees.
is married and has one daughter.