Lisa S. Small

Judicial Assignment

Juvenile Judge September 21, 2020 - present
Currently Presiding in Juvenile Division

Circuit Judge | January 4, 2011-2020

Circuit Appeals | 2012 – present

Civil Drug Court | 2012-present

Prior Judicial Experience

Family Division | 2011-2014


University of Florida College of Law

Juris Doctor, December | 1991
Georgetown University – Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service | 1988

Prior Work Experience

Small & Small, P.A. | Shareholder 1992-2010

Concentrated practice in the following areas:
Business litigation, real property litigation and probate litigation

Professional Experience

Florida Bar Board of Governors | 2005-2011

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Representative

  • Florida Bar Rules Committee Vice Chairperson | 2007-2008
  • Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee | July 2013 – present
  • Palm Beach Bar Association

President | 2003-2004

Board of Directors | 2001-2011
15th Judicial Circuit

Professional Committee | 2003-2004
Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach Chapter

President |1998-1999
Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court

President | 2015-present

President Elect | 2014-2015

Board of Directors | 2013-Present
15th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee | 2013-present


Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente Award given by Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter for Professionalism and Outstanding Community Service, 2010

American Bar Association Top 6 Law Week Program Award Chaired Law Week Committee which received this award, 1999

State of Israel Bonds L'Dor V'dor Award Recipient of Generation to Generation Award from the State of Israel for leadership and community service, 1997

Certified proficient in Spanish
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1988