Florida Juvenile Resentencing and Review Project
B.A., St. Thomas University
Roseanne Eckert is a board certified criminal trial lawyer who began her career in indigent defense at the Office of the Public Defender in the Ninth Judicial Circuit. In 2004, Ms. Eckert moved to Ft. Lauderdale to work for the Office of the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel where she represented death-sentenced inmates in their postconviction litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also conducted numerous evidentiary hearings mostly involving claims of ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to present mitigation as well as hearings involving intellectual disability as a bar to execution. Ms. Eckert has served on the Criminal Law Certification Committee and she is a current member of the Criminal Rules Committee. In 2017, the Broward County Chapter of the ACLU presented her with the Profile in Courage Award for her work in juvenile justice.