Shelby Highsmith

Personal

Birthday: 
1929
Birthplace: 
Jacksonville, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1949-1955
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1958-1959
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1959-1970, 1975-1991
Chief legal advisor, Governor`s War on Crime Program, Florida, 1967-1968
Special counsel, Florida Racing Commission, 1969-1970
Member, Law Enforcement Planning Counsel of Florida, 1969-1970
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1970-1975

Education

Name of School: 
Georgia Military College
Degree: 
A.A.
Degree Year: 
1949
Name of School - Second: 
University of Kansas
Degree - Second: 
B.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1958
Name of School - Third: 

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

William P. Borland, Edward D. Ellison and Elmer N. Powell founded the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1895 as the Kansas City School of Law. The Law School continues to build and equip quality attorneys who take pride in practicing their profession all over the world.

Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1958

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Court Name: 

Florida Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/16/1991
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/15/2002
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