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The Honorable: Benjamin B. Garagozlo

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The Honorable:
Benjamin B. Garagozlo


EDUCATION:

  • Boston University, B.A.
  • Ohio Northern University, J.D.

JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the County Court;
  • Presided over civil and criminal cases at the Melbourne Courthouse;
  • Former Brevard County Court Administrative Judge

JUDICIAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

  • Appointed to the Judicial Management Council by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, November 2012 through June 2015 (Reappointed by the Chief Justice to a second term beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020);
  • Former County Court Administrative Judge

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • Former Assistant District Counsel with the U.S. Justice Department / U.S. Homeland Security;
  • Former Assistant State Attorney, Brevard County;
  • Former Special Counsel with the Brevard County School Board;
  • Former attorney with the local Fraternal Order of Police;
  • Former Conflict attorney for the Florida Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement;
  • Florida Bar member since 1987

ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS

  • Appointed to the Judicial Management Council by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, November of 2012 through June of 2015; Reappointed by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to a second term beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020;
  • Current member of the Education Committee – Conference of County Court Judges;
  • Current member of the Traffic Rules Committee – Conference of County Court Judges;
  • Former member of the Awards;
  • Committee – Conference of County Court Judges

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Meals on Wheels, Volunteer driver, providing meals to home bound seniors each week since 2008;
  • Scholarship Sponsor, providing annual scholarship to a deserving public high school graduate since 2004;
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • 2011 – CAPTF of Brevard Award for “governmental/legislative official”;
    2010 – Brevard C.A.R.E.S. “Certificate of Appreciation”