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Hon. Roberta A. Colton


Current Position

United States Bankruptcy Court
Middle District of Florida
801 North Florida Avenue, 9th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602

Class: XII (2001)Circuit: Eleventh


University of Virginia, B.S., Beta Gamma Sigma (1979)
College of William and Mary, J.D., Law Review (1982)
National Moot Court Finalist
Weber Diploma Recipient

Professional Career

Shareholder, Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O'Neill & Mullis, P.A. (1988-)
Associate, Trenam, Simmons, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye & O'Neill, P.A. (1983-88)
Law Clerk to Hon. James C. Hill, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1982-83)


American Bar Association (1983-)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1989-)
The Commercial Bar Association (London) (Honorary Overseas Member) (1997-)
Florida Bar Association (1983-)
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (1989-), President (1995-96)
Florida Bar (1988-), Chair, Executive Council of the Business Law Section (1997-98)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida: Mediation Committee (1989-); Local Rules Committee (2000-); Grievance Committee (2000-)


"Chapter 4, Prejudgment Remedies for Unsecured Creditors," Creditors' and Debtors' Practice in Florida, 1994 Contributing Editor updated biennially
"Confidentiality Issues in Bankruptcy Mediation," Norton Bankruptcy Adviser Jul 1993 Contributing Editor
"Chapter 6, Litigating Commercial Cases in Bankruptcy Court," Business Litigation in Florida 1989, updated biannually Contributing Editor
Lecturer and author for bar and other associations.


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (1995-)