County Judge of Monroe County

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit

Plantation Key Government Center

88770 Overseas Highway

Suite 1

Tavernier, Florida 33070

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  • BA at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida 1985

  • Juris Doctorate from Nova University Law School, cum laude 1988

Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Experience

  • Elected to the County Court bench in 2016
  • Assigned all County Court cases in the Plantation Key Division and
  • Acting Circuit Judge for Dependency, Family, Domestic Violence, Probate
  • And Duty Judge assignment
  • Served in a quasi-judicial capacity as a magistrate from 2005-2015


Legal Experience

  • Private practice in Monroe County, Florida since 1989
  • Areas of practice: family, civil, criminal, juvenile, dependency, mental health and probate at the county and circuit levels
  • Served as General Counsel for the 16th Judicial Circuit

  • Served as the Director of Judicial Case Management for the 16th Judicial Circuit



  • Served on the Community Based Care Board for the children of Monroe County

  • Served on the 16th Circuit Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for Monroe County

  • Served on the Community Based Care Board for Dade and Monroe County

  • 16th Judicial Circuit Representative for the Committee on Professionalism

  • Member American Business Women’s Association