Judge Daryl E. Trawick is a 1981 graduate of the University of Miami. He received his juris doctorate degree from Howard University in 1984, where he won national awards as a member of the school’s moot court team and served as Senior Associate Editor of the school’s law review. After graduating, Judge Trawick entered the United States Air Force as a military lawyer. He received numerous honors and awards during his service. He retired after 23 years of active and reserve duty as a Lieutenant Colonel in August 2006.
In January 1990, Judge Trawick became a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami. While in that office, he prosecuted many cases, and served as Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section. In December 1997, Governor Lawton Chiles appointed Judge Trawick to the position of Miami-Dade County Court Judge, where he presided over domestic violence cases. In September 2000, Governor Jeb Bush elevated him to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, where he has served in the Criminal, Civil Family and Appellate Divisions of the court.
Judge Trawick has been an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University School of Law since 2004, teaching both Criminal Procedure and Military Justice. He has also served as an adjunct at Miami Dade College in the Paralegal Studies Program, where he has taught Fundamentals of Law, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Trial Preparation, Trial Practice and Appeals, Torts, and Business Law I and II.