education

  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D., 2013), cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 2005)

clerkships

  • Judge Chris W. Altenbernd, Florida Second District Court of Appeal

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Mariko Shitama Outman

Mariko Shitama Outman

Associate

Mariko Shitama Outman handles all aspects of appellate litigation and trial support in federal and state courts. She also handles a wide range of complex commercial matters in state and federal court, including shareholder derivative litigation and state and national class actions.

Ms. Outman previously served as a law clerk on Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal to the Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd, who served on the court for 27 years.

During law school, Ms. Outman served as the Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Florida Law Review. In this capacity, she ran the essay competition for new members of the Law Review and oversaw the note-writing and publication process for all first-year members of the Law Review. She served as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy and as a research assistant for Professor Michael L. Seigel.

Ms. Outman is committed to advocating on behalf of indigent criminal defendants and for equal access to justice. Her note on the unconstitutionality of juvenile life without parole for juveniles convicted of felony murder was published during law school by the Florida Law Review and was cited by the Supreme Court of Wyoming. Ms. Outman clerked for the Equal Justice Initiative during law school, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision abolishing mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles in Miller v. Alabama, a case argued and won by the Equal Justice Initiative. She continues to represent pro bono clients on this issue and others.