Patricia W. Cocalis is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator and has over 25 years of judicial experience. She graduated from Emory University with a J.D. and received her undergraduate degree from Radcliffe-Harvard College (AB). She served as a County Court Judge from 1977-81 and as a Circuit Court Judge from 1981-2003 in the 17th Judicial Circuit. She also served as Associate Judge for the Fourth District Court of Appeals in 1983.