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Brevard & Seminole Counties

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Circuit Judges handle all Circuit Court matters. Included are Felonies, Civil suits exceeding $15,000, Domestic Relations, Probate & Juvenile. Listed below is our panel of circuit judges in alphabetical order.


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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Marlene Alva


Office: (407) 665-4993
Assignment: Criminal
Division: A
Judicial Assistant:
Collette Colegrove


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Melanie Chase


Office: (407) 665-4926
Assignment: Criminal
Division: E
Judicial Assistant:
Jennifer Jones


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Charles Crawford


Office: (321) 617-7258
Assignment: JUV/DEP
Division: N
Judicial Assistant:
Holli Edwards


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Lisa Davidson


Office: (321) 617-7281
Assignment: CI/G/MH
Division: F
Judicial Assistant:
Chris Trammell


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
David Dugan


Office: (321) 617-7279
Assignment: Criminal
Division: D
Judicial Assistant:
Monica Gabbard


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Jim Earp


Office: (321) 617-7236
Assignment: JUV/DEL
Division: T
Judicial Assistant:
Tina Derwitsch


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
John Galluzzo


Office: (407) 665-4299
Assignment: AJ/CI/FM
Division: L
Judicial Assistant:
Mary Greene


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Seminole Civil Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1243

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Circuit Judge
John Harris


The Honorable:
John Harris


Office: (321) 264-7700
Assignment: Chief Judge/P
Division: G
Judicial Assistant:
Jennifer Pastor


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Titusville Courthouse
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796-3501

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Robin Lemonidis


Office: (321) 264-6756
Assignment: Criminal
Division: E
Judicial Assistant:
Jannie Robinson


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Titusville Courthouse
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796-3501

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Kenneth Lester


Office: (407) 665-5342
Assignment: JUV/P/MH/G
Division: B
Judicial Assistant:
Yonaery Ramos


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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Circuit Judge
Jeffrey Mahl


The Honorable:
Jeffrey Mahl


Office: (321) 617-7260
Assignment: Civil
Division: X
Judicial Assistant:
Theresa Johnson


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Nancy Maloney


Office: (321) 617-7274
Assignment: Criminal
Division: B
Judicial Assistant:
Karenina Aponte


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Christina Serrano


Office: (321) 617-7256
Assignment: Family
Division: C
Judicial Assistant:
Carmen Reyes


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Donna McIntosh


Office: (407) 665-4939
Assignment: Criminal
Division: J
Judicial Assistant:
Charlotte Legette


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Kelly McKibben


Office: (321) 637-5594
Assignment: Criminal
Division: O
Judicial Assistant:
Patti Anderson


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Debra Steinberg-Nelson


Office: (407) 665-4996
Assignment: Criminal
Division: M
Judicial Assistant:
Brandy Jenkins


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
George Paulk


Office: (321) 264-6759
Assignment: Family
Division: M
Judicial Assistant:
Lola Merrick


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Titusville Courthouse
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796-3501

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Tonya Rainwater


Office: (321) 617-7283
Assignment: Civil
Division: R
Judicial Assistant:
Theresa Goddard


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Jessica Recksiedler


Office: (407) 665-4245
Assignment: Civil/Family
Division: K
Judicial Assistant:
Jessica Riggs


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Seminole Civil Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1243

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Morgan Laur Reinman


Office: (321) 617-7272
Assignment: Criminal
Division: V
Judicial Assistant:
Billie Shadron


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Charles Roberts


Office: (321) 617-7289
Assignment: Civil
Division: J
Judicial Assistant:
Lori Todd


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Michael Rudisill


Office: (407) 665-4218
Assignment: Civil/Family
Division: G
Judicial Assistant:
Dayna Griffin


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Seminole Civil Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1243

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Melissa Souto


Office: (407) 665-5398
Assignment: JUV/P/MH/G
Division: P
Judicial Assistant:
Kendra Colby


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Seminole Juvenile Justice Center
190 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6076

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Circuit Judge
Seminole


The Honorable:
Susan Stacy


Office: (407) 665-4048
Assignment: Civil/Family
Division: W
Judicial Assistant:
Anne Brezina


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Seminole Civil Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1243

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Jennifer Taylor


Office: (321) 617-7287
Assignment: Family
Division: S
Judicial Assistant:
Barbara Opperman


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
George B. Turner


Office: (321) 617-7284
Assignment: Civil
Division: A
Judicial Assistant:
Christa Pila


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Brevard County Judges Banner

The County Judges of Brevard handle all County Court matters. Included are Misdemeanors, Civil suits not exceeding $15,000, Landlord Tenant, Small Claims & Traffic. County Judges are often assigned to work as Circuit Judges. County Judges serve six year terms. There are four county judges in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Listed below are all of the Brevard County Judges in alphabetical order.


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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Judy Atkin


Office: (321) 637-5644
Assignment: Criminal
Division: 11
Judicial Assistant:
Meghan Mackey


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Rhonda Babb


Office: (321) 637-5604
Assignment: Civil
Division: 10
Judicial Assistant:
Henrietta Frazier


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Michelle Baker


Office: (321) 264-6996
Assignment: Criminal
Division: 1
Judicial Assistant:
Lisa Walters


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Titusville Courthouse
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796-3501

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Circuit Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Thomas J. Brown


Office: (321) 617-7285
Assignment: Criminal
Division: 6
Judicial Assistant:
Nancy Hickman


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Kenneth Friedland


Office: (321) 264-6777
Assignment: Civil
Division: 7
Judicial Assistant:
Valerie Mackey


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Titusville Courthouse
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796-3501

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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Benjamin Garagozlo


Office: (321) 617-7266
Assignment: Criminal
Division: 8
Judicial Assistant:
Kimberly Pozgar


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Kelly Ingram


Office: (321) 952-4702
Assignment: Criminal
Division: 2
Judicial Assistant:
Mellisa Dix


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Melbourne Courthouse
51 S. Nieman Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32901-1218

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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
David Koenig


Office: (321) 617-7262
Assignment: Criminal
Division: 5
Judicial Assistant:
Mary White


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Brevard County Stephen Koons

County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Stephen Koons


Office: (321) 617-7268
Assignment: Criminal
Division: 3
Judicial Assistant:
Erika Marin-Rodriguez


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
Michelle Naberhaus


Office: (321) 617-7270
Assignment: Criminal
Division: 9
Judicial Assistant:
Jackie Janki


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Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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County Judge
Brevard


The Honorable:
David Silverman


Office: (321) 952-4703
Assignment: Family
Division: 4
Judicial Assistant:
Jessica Silva


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Melbourne Courthouse
51 S. Nieman Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32901-1218

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The County Judges of Seminole handle all County Court matters. Included are Misdemeanors, Civil suits not exceeding $15,000, Landlord Tenant, Small Claims & Traffic. County Judges are often assigned to work as Circuit Judges. County Judges serve six year terms. There are four county judges in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Listed below are all of the Brevard County Judges in alphabetical order.


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County Judge
Seminole


The Honorable
Jerri Collins


Office: (407) 665-4982
Assignment: Criminal
Division: R
Judicial Assistant:
Jane Harrison


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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County Judge
Seminole


The Honorable
James DeKleva


Office: (407) 665-4688
Assignment: Criminal
Division: Z
Judicial Assistant:
Penny Garner


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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County Judge
Seminole


The Honorable
Mark E. Herr


Office: (407) 665-4910
Assignment: Criminal
Division: F
Judicial Assistant:
Christine Hutchison


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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County Judge
Seminole


The Honorable
Debra Krause


Office: (407) 665-4905
Assignment: Criminal
Division: C
Judicial Assistant:
Christine Olson


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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County Judge
Seminole


The Honorable
Fred Schott


Office: (407) 665-4132
Assignment: Civil
Division: S
Judicial Assistant:
Lacey Billick


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Seminole Civil Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1243

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County Judge
Seminole


The Honorable
John L. Woodard III


Office: (407) 665-4906
Assignment: Criminal
Division: U
Judicial Assistant:
Jeanie Carter


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Seminole Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773-6707

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General Magistrates and Hearing Officers of Brevard are judicial officers that the Circuit’s Chief Judge appoints to perform certain quasi-judicial duties.

BREVARD GENERAL MAGISTRATES are responsible for cases involving: temporary relief (alimony, child support, and attorneys fees and costs in family law cases), contempt of court, support enforcement, mental health (Baker Act), substance abuse (Marchman Act), tuberculosis, sexually transmissible diseases, incapacity, guardianship (including guardian applications, background investigations and annual reports filed with the court), modification of prior rulings, dependency review hearings. As part of the Guardianship Law, General Magistrates assist the Probate Court with guardian application and background checks, and plenary and limited guardianships.

BREVARD HEARING OFFICERS are appointed to hear Family Division cases dealing with family support issues. The Findings and Recommendations entered by the Hearing Officer have the same force and effect as Orders entered by a Circuit Judge.



General Magistrate

The Honorable:
Leslie Castaldi


Office: (321) 637-5536
Administrative Secretary II:
Maryellen Dremak


Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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General Magistrate

The Honorable:
Kurt Erlenbach


Office: (321) 637-5641
Administrative Secretary II:
Maureen Salamone


Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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General Magistrate

The Honorable:
Robert A. Segal


Office: (321) 637-5429
Administrative Secretary II:
Debbie Lansing


Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006

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Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officer

The Honorable:
Linda Perez


Office: (321) 952-4627
Administrative Secretary I:
Latifah Ferron


Melbourne Courthouse
51 S. Nieman Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32901-1218

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Seminole General Magistrates Banner

General Magistrates and Hearing Officers of Seminole are judicial officers that the Circuit’s Chief Judge appoints to perform certain quasi-judicial duties.

SEMINOLE GENERAL MAGISTRATES are responsible for cases involving: temporary relief (alimony, child support, and attorneys fees and costs in family law cases), contempt of court, support enforcement, mental health (Baker Act), substance abuse (Marchman Act), tuberculosis, sexually transmissible diseases, incapacity, guardianship (including guardian applications, background investigations and annual reports filed with the court), modification of prior rulings, dependency review hearings. As part of the Guardianship Law, General Magistrates assist the Probate Court with guardian application and background checks, and plenary and limited guardianships.

SEMINOLE HEARING OFFICERS are appointed to hear Family Division cases dealing with family support issues. The Findings and Recommendations entered by the Hearing Officer have the same force and effect as Orders entered by a Circuit Judge.


General Magistrate

The Honorable:
Larry Carpenter


Office: (407) 665-4050
Administrative Secretary II:
Amanda Joseph


Seminole Civil Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1243

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General Magistrate

The Honorable:
Marcia Langlois


Office: (407) 665-4050
Administrative Secretary II:
Amanda Joseph


Seminole Civil Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1243

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Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officer

The Honorable:
Leigh Kniskern


Office: (407) 665-4050
Administrative Secretary I:
Kris Ebert


Seminole Civil Courthouse
301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1243

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