Judge Khouzam received her B.A. degree in history from the University of Florida in 1979. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors, in December 1981.
Following law school, Judge Khouzam served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jack R. Schoonover of the Second District Court of Appeal. After completion of her clerkship, she entered private practice where she became a shareholder at Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal and Banker, P.A., and later a shareholder at Silberman and Khouzam, P.A. While in private practice, she received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating given to attorneys. Prior to joining the Second District Court of Appeal, she served for fourteen years as a circuit court judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Pinellas and Pasco counties.
Judge Khouzam was appointed to the Second District Court of Appeal and began serving as a member of the court on August 1, 2008.
A frequent author and lecturer, Judge Khouzam has written articles for The Florida Bar Journal, Nova Law Review, Litigation Magazine, and the Trial Advocate Quarterly. She is a frequent lecturer at judicial conferences and is a faculty member of the Florida Judicial College. She has also taught at the Florida College of Adva
Panelists Ashlea Edwards, Judge Paul Huck, Judge Nelly Khouzam, and Kara Rockenbach discuss current issues surrounding lawyer professionalism.
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