Law School, the Courts of Appeal, and Circuit Civil

Open Ninth Episode 105 - 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!

In this episode

Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Moderator and Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. has served as a Circuit Judge since 2011. He was elected as Chief Judge and will start his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

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.