Lenore Carrero Nesbitt
Nesbitt was born in 1932 in Miami, Florida. She received her Associate of Arts degree from Stephens College in 1952, her Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in 1954, and her LL.B. from University of Miami School of Law in 1957. She graduated first in her law school class, at a time when there were very few women lawyers.
She was in private practice in Miami from 1960 to 1963, and was special assistant state attorney general from 1961 to 1963. She was research assistant for Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (Dade County) from 1963 to 1965. Nesbitt resumed private practice in Miami in 1969. She was counsel for the special general counsel for the Florida State Board of Medical Examiners from 1970 to 1971. Nesbitt served as a judge for the Eleventh Circuit from 1975 to 1982.
President Ronald Reagan nominated Nesbitt to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on October 31, 1983, to the seat vacated by C. Clyde Atkins. Confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 1983, she received commission the following day.
Nesbitt served on the University of Miami board of trustees. She was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 2001. The Lenore Carrero Nesbitt Public Service Scholarship was established at the University of Miami School of Law in her honor.
- Lenore Carrero Nesbitt at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Profile from the Florida Women's Hall of Fame
C. Clyde Atkins
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida