Circuit Judge Monroe County

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

Plantation Key Government Center

88770 Overseas Highway

Suite 1

Tavernier, Florida 33070

(305) 852-7165

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    • Graduated from Chicago’s DePaul University in 1986
    • Graduated from Northeastern School of Law, Boston, MA, in 1989


Judicial Experience

    • Appointed to the Monroe County Circuit Court by Governor Jeb Bush in October
    • Re-elected in 2002 and 2008
    • Presently hearing all circuit court cases (including but not limited to first and second degree felonies, juveniles, all circuit civil cases including foreclosures, domestic relations [including dissolutions of marriage, temporary and permanent restraining orders, determination of paternity cases, and Department of Revenue child support enforcement cases], dependencies, and adult, juvenile and family treatment drug court) in the Upper Keys Division of Monroe County


Legal Experience

    • Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County from 1989 to 1993
    • Assistant State Attorney in Monroe County from 1993 to 2000



    • Member of the Florida Bar since October 1989
    • Served on the Board of Directors of the Upper Keys Trauma District