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Joelle Ann Ober

Judicial Biography
Elected 1996
Re-elected 2000; 2006; 2012


Civil Division I
Criminal Divisions B and C 
Domestic Violence Division 
Civil Division L
Traffic Division K


Bachelor of Arts, Major in Criminology, University Of South Florida
Juris Doctor, South Texas College of Law


Prior Experience:
Assistant State Attorney, Thirteenth Circuit
Assistant Public Defender, Thirteenth Circuit
Attorney, Sole Practitioner, Tampa, Florida


Current Professional Associations
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee

Former Professional Associations:
Bay Area Legal Services, Volunteer Lawyer
Hillsborough Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Women Judges
Florida Council of Domestic Violence Judges
American Bar Association
Hillsborough County Association of Women Lawyers 
Florida Association of Women Lawyers 

Former Community Associations:
Leadership Hillsborough Alumni Association
Tiger Bay Club
Spring of Tampa Bay Board of Directors
Thomas Jefferson High School, Law Studies Advisory Program
University Of South Florida Alumni Association, Membership Committee for the Board of Directors
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer
League of Women Voters
Coastal Conservation Association
Northside Mental Health Center Board of Directors
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence Board of Directors