He is currently assigned to Duval County, and presides over Felony criminal cases. Judge Anderson moved to Jacksonville Beach when he was 2 years old. He graduated from Duncan U. Fletcher High School, received his undergraduate degrees from Jacksonville University cum laude, , and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida College of Law He practiced law in Jacksonville for approximately 28 years and was a partner in the Terrell Hogan Yegelwel law firm before starting his service as a Circuit Judge.
While practicing law, his peers accorded him the highest AV-Preeminent Martindale Hubbell rating for competence and ethics. Judge Anderson is married to a Jacksonville native. He and his wife have one child and are active in the community. Roberto Arias County Judge Arias has served on the bench since He has served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit and has been in private practice, where his practice covered criminal and civil cases.
Senior Judge - Charles W. Senior Judge Arnold has served on the bench since Kevin Blazs Judge Kevin A.
Born in Jacksonville, Judge Blazs is married with three children. Currently a candidate for the S. He also obtained a graduate C. Also having received an M. He is married and has four children. Boyer was appointed to the Circuit Bench in January, He was certified in , and recertified every five years thereafter through the present.
He has consistently received the highest ranking from his students. He began practicing law in In that capacity, the subject of his lectures have been regarding both civil and criminal matters. Judge Boyer was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and is married with three children. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in After serving on active duty with the U. Navy, including Viet Nam service, he received his law degree from the University of Florida in He has also sat as an associate judge on the First District Court of Appeals.
Cole Circuit Judge Karen K. Cole is a past president of the Jacksonville Bar Association. While in private practice, her peers accorded her the highest AV Martindale-Hubbell rating for her competence and ethics. Judge Cole has served as president of two chapters of the American Inns of Court, a national organization dedicated to promoting professionalism, ethical conduct, and skilled advocacy on the part of trial lawyers. Since becoming a circuit judge in , Judge Cole has presided over felony criminal , juvenile dependency, family, and civil divisions.
She regularly teaches at statewide judicial education conferences and, by appointment of the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, chaired the statewide Family Court Steering Committee. Judge Cole established a pioneering, court-based surrogate parent program that trained volunteer advocates to help children who had been abused or neglected, and who also had learning disabilities, obtain needed educational services.
Since its return, the Jacksonville delegation has played a key role in efforts to improve the delivery of mental health services in Duval County. She has been honored locally through awards that include: Judge Cole is a graduate of the University of Florida J. Senior Judge - Mallory D. As a County Court Judge, she had presided over criminal, civil, small claims and traffic court cases. She is currently presiding over a Criminal Division.
Judge Cooper served as an Assistant State Attorney after her graduation from the Florida State University College of Law in until she was elected to her current position.
She will be serving in the criminal division. Prior to her appointment, she served as a County Court Judge for 9 years after being appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in As a County Court Judge, she presided over criminal, civil, small claims, and traffic court cases.
She received her J. Degree from the University of Memphis School of Law in Pauline Drake Judge Pauline M. Drake was appointed to the county bench in , by the late Governor Lawton Chiles to fill the unexpired term of Judge June Blackburn. Judge Drake is a county court judge who hears cases involving civil, criminal, small claims and traffic court cases involving injuries.
She was admitted to the Florida Bar in She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Education Committee. She actively participates in Justice Teaching in the public school system and volunteers with various civil organizations.
He was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott on January 28, He took office on February 25, to replace the Honorable E. After serving active duty with the U. While in private practice, Martindale-Hubbell, a long respected lawyer rating service, accorded him its highest rating for competence and ethics since Judge Fahlgren serves his community by, among other things, being a mentor to young men, serving as an elder in his church, and as an adult volunteer for 4-H.
He is married with three 3 children. Prior to his appointment as a magistrate, Judge Flower was a partner in a medium sized firm where he practiced both civil and criminal law. Judge Guy serves his community by speaking and volunteering frequently at local schools, his church and other organizations. He is also a mentor with the Take Stock in Children program.
Judge Guy teaches a Trial Practice course as an adjunct professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law, where he has been so employed since Judge Guy has also served as a faculty member for the National District Attorneys Association from to He attended Alfred I.
Wolfson High School in Jacksonville. He is married and has three children. He was a member of the United States Navy serving in the Judge Advocate General's Corps both on active duty and in the Reserves attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander before separation from the Reserves. He was an Assistant State Attorney in Jacksonville from until and served in the private sector from until He was an Assistant Public Defender from until where he served in the felony, special defense and homicide divisions.
In addition, he was a supervisor for three years of all the county court attorneys for the Public Defender's Office. He was appointed by Governor Bush to fill a new county court division and became a judge on January 2, She is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, having graduated from Wolfson High School. She received her bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Florida. Judge Kalil began her legal career serving as an assistant public defender for Florida's Fourth Judicial Circuit Court.
While at the Public Defender's Office, she represented clients in every aspect of criminal law and eventually served as a division chief. During her years as a division chief, Judge Kalil supervised and mentored other attorneys. During her legal career, Judge Kalil has effectively and successfully defended numerous individuals and participated in more than 50 jury trials.
Judge Kalil has been active as a leader in the Jacksonville community. Chief Judge Mark H. He graduated from Florida State University in with a degree in business and from Florida State University law school in Mahon worked as an Assistant State Attorney from when he joined the private practice of law with his father Lacy Mahon, Jr. He subsequently practiced law with his father and they were joined in private practice by Russell Healey in approximately While in private practice, Mahon was named to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and served as chair for two years.
He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in In , Mahon left the private practice of law and the legislature after being appointed Circuit Court Judge by Governor Charlie Crist. Mitchell Judge Mitchell graduated from St. He was re-elected without opposition for his current term, which began January 1, Senior Judge - Donald R.
He was the longest serving Chief Judge in Florida history. Judge Moran served as an adult drug court judge since the inception of the Adult Drug Court in October of He founded the Juvenile Drug Court and was its presiding judge from February of until January of He received the Michael E. Hanrahan award in October for outstanding service in the field of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse awareness and prevention. Clark Award for outstanding service in September Judge Moran is married and has four 4 children.
Judge Salvador has been serving as a Circuit Court Judge on the felony criminal bench since that time. Judge Salvador began the practice of law in serving as an Assistant State Attorney in the 4th Judicial Circuit, prosecuting all types of crimes from misdemeanors to murders in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties.