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The Honorable: Michael Rudisill

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The Honorable:
Michael Rudisill


  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law
  • B.A., History (with Honors), University of Florida
  • Diploma, (with Honors) Winter Park High School


  • Judge Rudisill began his professional career as a certified legal intern in the Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Upon graduation and passage of the Florida Bar Exam, he accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney. Over the next few years, he prosecuted misdemeanors and felonies in both Orange and Osceola counties. He gained extensive courtroom experience representing the people of the State of Florida.
  • Judge Rudisill later joined a private criminal defense practice (The Defense Group, Maitland) and fought for the rights of clients throughout Central Florida.)


  • Appointed to the Circuit bench in 2009
  • Won election to remain on bench 2010
  • Re-elected without opposition 2016
  • Civil and Family Division 2009-Present
  • Juvenile Drug Court 2010-Present
  • Legislative Liaison 2010-Present
  • Former Administrative Judge for the Civil Appellate Division
  • Associate Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, (summer 2011)


  • Seminole County Bar Association
    Treasurer 2012
    Board of Directors 2009-Present
  • Seminole County Inn of Court
    President 2012/2013
    Ethics Chair 2011/2012
    Treasurer 2009/2010
    Board of Directors 2009-Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association 2009-Present
  • Florida Conference of Circuit Judges 2009-Present
  • Brevard County Civilian Military Community Relations Council 2009-Present
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • Seminole County Community Leaders and Elected Officials (CLEO) 2009-Present
  • Tied Together of the Space Coast 2016-Present


  • Seminole County Bar Association 2012 Mize-Dickey Award for Judge of the Year