Renatha Francis

Hon. Renatha Francis

Justice, Florida Supreme Court

Justice Renatha Francis is the 92nd Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. 

On August 5, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Justice Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court.  Previously, Governor Desantis appointed her to the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach County, where she successfully retained her seat for a six-year term in 2022. Justice Francis also served on the Circuit and County Courts in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade from 2017-19 by appointment to each by then-Governor Rick Scott. During her tenure on the bench, Justice Francis presided over large dockets, conducted numerous bench trials, and resolved hundreds of cases in family, civil, probate, and criminal law.

Justice Francis was raised in Kingston, Jamaica, where she operated small businesses while being a fulltime student. Her second career as a lawyer came after graduating from law school in Jacksonville, Florida. She clerked at the First District Court of Appeal for 6 ½ years. Thereafter, she joined Shutts & Bowen, LLP, Of Counsel, in Miami-Dade, where she was a member of the Mass Litigation and Class Action Practice Group, representing large corporate clients. 

Justice Francis has been a member of several bar associations and has served as a panelist or participant at numerous conferences.

Justice Francis is the first Jamaican-American to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. She is married with two children. 


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