Hon. Patricia Barksdale

U.S. Magistrate Judge (M.D. Fla.)


University of Florida – Levin College of Law, J.D.

University of Florida, B.A.


Hon. Patricia Barksdale is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Florida, appointed on November 1, 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree and J.D., from the University of Florida where she was also awarded the Outstanding Female Leader of her Class in 1993. Barksdale was nominated by President Obama on April 26, 2016 to serve as an Article III federal judge and the nomination was returned at the sine die adjournment of the 114th Congress.