Anne C. Conway

Senior United States District Judge

Orlando Division
TEL: 407-835-4270


The Honorable Anne C. Conway is a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. She was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1991, and served as Chief Judge of the Middle District of Florida from August 23, 2008 to July 31, 2015. She is resident in the Orlando Division.

Judge Conway previously served on the Judicial Conference Committee on Defender Services and the Case Management / Electronic Case Filing Working Advisory Group. Prior to becoming chief judge she chaired the Middle District of Florida Budget Committee and participated in several other court committees including Security, Space and Facilities, Case Management, and Automation. Judge Conway served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Judges Association from 2001 - 2004 and was Eleventh Circuit membership chair from 2003 - 2007.

Judge Conway presently serves on the University of Florida Law Center Association Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors for the Center for Governmental Responsibility. She participated in the Center’s Annual Conferences on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas in Lima, Peru in 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2008, Montevideo, Uruguay in 2010, and Santa Marta, Colombia in 2014. She also served as a panelist for the Center for Governmental Responsibility’s inaugural symposium on the topic of “Privacy Law: Perspectives of National Security, the First Amendment, the Media, and the Individual.”

Judge Conway attended the University of Florida College of Law, graduating with honors in 1975. She served as an executive editor of the law review. As a result of her work for the Center for Governmental Responsibility, she received the McIntosh Foundation Award. In addition, Judge Conway served as a Legal Aid Student Intern.

Judge Conway began her legal career with a federal clerkship with the Honorable John A. Reed, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. After completing her clerkship Judge Conway joined the firm of Young, Turnbull & Linscott, P.A. as an associate. In June 1978 she began practicing with the firm of Wells, Gattis & Hallowes, P.A., where she became a partner/shareholder of the firm in March 1981. In July 1982 Judge Conway joined the firm of Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A. She became a shareholder of the firm in February 1985.

While in private practice as a member of The Florida Bar, Judge Conway was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida.

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