Judge David A. Monaco

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Degrees:

B.A. in Political Science, Vanderbilt University, 1965; J.D. (with Honors) University of Florida College of Law, 1968

Legal Offices & Positions:

  • Chief Judge, July 2009 - June 2011;
  • Chairman, Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, 2009-2010;
  • Chairman, District Court of Appeal Budget Commission, 2009-2011;
  • District Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, January 8, 2003 - 2012;
  • Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial Circuit, November 1997 - January 2003;
  • Private practice, Monaco, Smith, Hood, Perkins, Loucks & Stout, Daytona Beach, 1988-1997; 
  • Cobb & Cole, Daytona Beach, 1976-1988;
  • Abraham, Kaney, Monaco & Main, Daytona Beach, 1975-1976;
  • Raymond, Wilson, Karl, Conway & Barr, Daytona Beach, 1972-1975; 
  • Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General, 1968-1972;
  • Research Assistant for Judge Woodie Liles, Second District Court of Appeal, 1968

Judicial & Bar Activities:

  • The Florida Bar;
  • The Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee; 
  • Volusia County Bar Association (Secretary 1977-78; President 1984-85);
  • Volusia Civil Trial Lawyers Association (President 1987-88);
  • Dunn-Blount Chapter, American Inns of Court (Founding President 2001-2002);
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (1983-1997);
  • Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer (1997)

Articles & Publications:

  • Author of Florida Forms For Appellate Practice(Harrison Pub. 1978); 
  • The Law In Florida - Appellate Practice (Harrison Pub. 1979); 
  • Florida Appellate Practice Forms and Commentary(Harrison Pub. 4th Edition 1998);
  • University of Florida Law Review, Executive Editor (1967-68)