Retired or Appointed Elsewhere
Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis.
Circuit Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit Court. Appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis.*
County Judge, Palm Beach County. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott.*
* Appointed instead of running for election because of a vacancy between election cycles.
Before she became a judge, Kilbane had about 10 years of experience as an attorney. In that time, she argued 13 jury trials, 3 non-jury trials, and 1 appellate case to completion, including state and federal courts. For the first 2 years, she was a prosecutor handling misdemeanor and felony cases. After that, she represented business owners, high net worth individuals, local elected officials and municipalities. She specialized in civil law, focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. She then shifted her focus to insurance defense working for Allstate, representing the company and those insured by Allstate.
Before that, she clerked for 2 summers at Jones & Foster law firm and about a year for Judge Jaworski. She also interned for a semester at the prosecutor's office and for a summer at Florida Power & Light.
This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.
Kilbane spent 2 years on the Judicial Nominating Commission Procedures Committee. The commission interviews and selects which applicants move forward for potential appointment by the governor.
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