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November 15, 2012
Specie’s investiture set for December

Karen K. Specie The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida has set the investiture ceremony for Karen K. Specie as U.S. bankruptcy judge for 2 p.m. on Monday, December 10.

The ceremony will take place at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse at 110 E. Park Avenue in Tallahassee. Friends and associates planning to attend the ceremony are requested to confirm attendance at

Judge Specie was appointed to a 14-year term as a U.S. bankruptcy judge by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in political science, she received her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law. She then embarked upon a legal career, practicing law in New York and Tampa prior to settling in Gainesville, which included extensive bankruptcy experience representing both debtors and creditors, and serving as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for five years. Specie is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and has served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching bankruptcy and secured transactions, at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.

[Revised: 11-29-2016]