Meet Judge Fabienne
The Honorable Fabienne Fahnestock was appointed as 17th Circuit Court Judge in 2017. She is a former litigation attorney focusing on the areas of business, employment, appellate and health care law, as well as probate and trust litigation. She has prosecuted and defended employment, commercial and corporate disputes, including class actions, in federal and state courts. Judge Fabienne also litigated health care provider reimbursement and contract disputes. She co-chaired the firm’s Diversity Committee and was a member of the firm’s Women Leadership Forum.
Prior to her appointment, Judge Fabienne managed a diverse portfolio of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, aerospace manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, agricultural producers, land developers, cloud computing service providers, and hotel and resort owners and operators. Moreover, in her estate and trust litigation practice, Judge Fabienne represented trustees, personal representatives, curators and beneficiaries in high-asset fiduciary disputes.
Judge Fabienne has been honored with an AV Preeminent ranking by Martindale-Hubbell, based on peer review, and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 and 2014 in the field of Trusts & Estates Litigation. She has also been listed among the “100 Outstanding Women of Broward County” and recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer, as well as a “Top Lawyer” and “Up & Comer” by South Florida Legal Guide.
Prior to going into private practice, Judge Fabienne served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gary M. Farmer of the Fourth District Court of Appeal of Florida.
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