Wendy Berger

Hon. Wendy Berger

United States District Judge, Middle District of Florida

Judge Wendy Berger joined the United States District Court for the Middle District of

Florida on August 1, 2019, after being appointed by President Donald J. Trump. Prior to

her service on the federal district court, Judge Berger served as a District Judge on

Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal (2012-2019), and as a Circuit Judge in Florida’s

Seventh Judicial Circuit (2005-2012). From 2001-2005, she served as an Assistant

General Counsel and Clemency Aide to then Governor Jeb Bush and, from 1993-2000,

as an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.


Judge Berger is actively involved in her community and the Bar, serving on numerous

committees and professional organizations. She is frequently asked to speak and has

lectured on a wide variety of topics including professionalism, diversity, judicial

appointments, appellate practice, extradition, the death penalty, gender bias in the media,

and drug court.


Judge Berger was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of Stanton College

Preparatory School, The Florida State University, and The Florida State University

College of Law.


Judge Berger and her husband, Larry, have two children and make their home in North