April ZOOM Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: ZOOM
Speaker: Judge Jennifer Waters - The Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law - A View From the Bench

Judge Jennifer Alcorta Waters

19th Judicial Circuit

Topic:  The Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law - A View From the Bench

Philanthropic Sponsor:  Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County


Employment History

  • Partner, Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Waters, Robison, van Vonno & McCluskey, LLP (June of 2002 – June 2018)                                 Stuart, FL
  • Civil litigator with a primary focus on all aspects of marital and family law, including, but not limited to: divorce, paternity, postjudgment modification, enforcement actions, including child support enforcement and modification, antenuptial and cohabitation agreements, and Guardian Ad Litem reports and recommendations

  • Associate, McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A.. (2001-2002)                                 Tallahassee, FL
  • Civil litigation legal practice focusing on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense

  • Adjunct Instructor, Florida Atlantic University (2008-2009)


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law              Gainesville, FL
  • J.D. with honors, May 2001
  • Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team, final four competitor, and Executive
    Board Member (2001)

  • Wake Forest University                      Winston-Salem, NC
  • B.A. in English and Communications, Magna Cum Laude, 1998

  • Boston University, London Internship Programme          London, England 1997

Professional Affilations

  • Martin County Bar Association Member President 2014-2015; Vice President 2013-2014;
    Treasurer 2012-2013; Secretary 2011-2012; Family Law Committee Member; Past
    Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division; Co-Chair of the Social Committee 2010-2011

  • Major B. Harding American Inn of Court Member President 2011-2013; President
    Elect 2010-2011; Vice President 2009-2010; Treasurer 2008-2009

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, founding member of local chapter, Executive
    committee member (2009-2010; 2013-2014)

  • Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, Executive Member, Past President

  • Arts Council of Martin County Board Member term concluded in 2007



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