Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

An Appealing Path to the Bench

How does a collegiate volleyball player with an interest in international studies end up becoming a judge of the Ninth Circuit? Listen in as Chief Judge Don Myers talks with Judge Paetra Brownlee, a mother, daily runner, former appellate attorney, and newly minted judge about the path that led her to the Circuit Civil division.

In this fun, light-hearted conversation, we explore Judge Brownlee's expectations of the bench to her actual experience so far, learn a little about her career in appellate litigation, how she manages stress, and more. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get to know one of our newest Judges!

Open Ninth
Episode 105

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 20:26



In this episode

Circuit Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr.
Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Senior Judge

Senior Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. served as a Circuit Judge from 2011-2021. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Circuit Judge Paetra T. Brownlee
Paetra T. Brownlee

Circuit Judge

Judge Brownlee was appointed to the Circuit bench in 2020 by Governor DeSantis. She currently serves in the Circuit Civil Division in Orange County.