Judge Rodney Smith

Judge Rodney Smith

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

ABA Rating: Qualified

Nominated by President Donald Trump

Confirmed 78-18 on June 12, 2019

  • Florida A&M University B.S., 1996
  • Detroit College of Law J.D., 1999
  • Assistant state attorney, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 1999-2003
  • Trial attorney, United Automobile Insurance Company, Miami Gardens, Florida, 2003
  • Private practice, Coral Gables, Florida, 2003-2004
  • Private practice, Miami, Florida, 2004-2007
  • Senior assistant city attorney, Miami Beach, Florida, 2007-2008
  • Judge, Miami-Dade County [Florida] Court, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 2008-2012
  • Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 2012-2019
  • Criminal Division, 2012-2015
  • Civil Division, 2015-2019
  • Adjunct faculty, Division of Continuing & International Education, University of Miami, 2012-

Democrats who opposed his confirmation:

Blumenthal (D-CT), Casey (D-PA), Gillibrand (D-NY), Harris (D-CA), Hassan (D-NH), Hirono (D-HI), Klobuchar (D-MN), Markey (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Peters (D-MI), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Smith (D-MN), Stabenow (D-MI), Van Hollen (D-MD), Warren (D-MA), Wyden (D-OR)