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Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts
Serving the Citizens of Brevard and Seminole Counties

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts Judicial Directory

What is Circuit Court?

Brevard and Seminole make up the Eighteenth Circuit Courts which have jurisdiction over matters not assigned to county courts.

What is County Court?

County courts' work involves voluminous citizen disputes, traffic court, misdemeanors, and relatively small monetary disputes.

Magistrates & Hearing Officers

Learn more on what GM's and Hearing Officers are responsible for and how they are appointed.

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Circuit - Trial Courts

What is a circuit?

There are 20 judicial circuits in the Florida court system. Brevard and Seminole make up the Eighteenth Circuit. Circuit courts have general trial jurisdiction over matters not assigned by statute to the county courts and also hear appeals from county court cases. Some circuits are made up of multiple counties.

County Trial Courts

What County Courts Do?

The Florida Constitution establishes that there is ONE county court in each of Florida’s 67 counties. The county courts are sometimes referred to as "the people's courts," probably because a large part of the courts' work involves voluminous citizen disputes, such as traffic offenses, less serious criminal matters (misdemeanors), and relatively small monetary disputes.

General Magistrates & Hearing Officers

What do they do?

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 and 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.


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.

To contact a Magistrate, click here

Judges of the Eighteenth Circuit

BREVARD CIRCUIT JUDGES
LOCATION JUDGE DIVISION JUDICIAL ASSISTANT PHONE #  DESG
(TC) BALLOU, TESHA (CR) COLLETTE COLEGROVE (321) 264-6756 P
(MJC-4th) BLAUE, SCOTT (CI) JENNIFER JOHNSTON (321) 617-7279
(MJC-4th) BOOKHARDT III, SAMUEL (CR) CHRISTA CONKLIN (321) 617-7289 K
(MJC-2nd) CRAWFORD, CHARLIE (CJ/CR) TATUM REED  (321) 617-7258 N
(MJC-2nd) DOOKHOO, JIGISA (FM) CHRIS TRAMMELL (321) 349-7281 F
(MJC-4th) HENDERSON, STEVE (CR) TRACI MOSS (321) 349-0268 H
(MJC-2nd) JACOBUS, CURT (CI) LORI TODD (321) 617-7283 L
(MJC-2nd) MCKIBBEN, KELLY J. (JUV DEP) AMANDA AVALOS  (321) 637-5594 O
(MJC-4th) NABERHAUS, MICHELLE L. (CI) THERESA GODDARD (321) 617-7270 T
(TC) PAULK, GEORGE T. (CI) MICHELLE KOLCZYNSKI (321) 264-6759 M
(MJC-2nd) SEGAL, ROBERT (FM) DEBBIE LANSING (321) 637-5641 G
(MJC-2nd) SERRANO, CHRISTINA (JUV DEL) CARMEN REYES (321) 617-7256
(MJC-4th) SPEICHER, KATHRYN M. (CR) LISA BAUMHOVER (321) 617-7260 X
(MJC-4th) STUDSTILL, MICHELLE (FM) LINDA PAUKEN (321) 617-7272 V
(MJC-4th) TAYLOR, JENNIFER (FM) BARBARA OPPERMAN (321) 617-7287 S
BREVARD COUNTY COURT JUDGES
LOCATION JUDGE DIVISION JUDICIAL ASSISTANT PHONE #  DESG
(MJC-3rd) ATKIN, JUDY (CR) SHANNON ZELENIAK (321) 637-5644 11
(TC) BAKER, MICHELLE VITT (CR) LISA WALTERS (321) 264-6996 1
(MJC-3rd) BROWN, THOMAS J. (CR) NANCY HICKMAN (321) 617-7285 6
(TC) FRIEDLAND, KENNETH (CI) VALERIE MACKEY (321) 264-6777 7
(MJC-3rd) GARAGOZLO, BENJAMIN B. (CR/CI – Circuit) KIMBERLY POZGAR (321) 617-7266 8
(MJC-3rd) INGRAM, KELLY (CR) MELLISA DIX (321) 308-1450 2
(MJC-3rd) JACOBUS, KATIE (CI) SHERRY TUTTLE (321) 617-7268 3
(MJC-1st) KOENIG, DAVID C. (AJ/CR) ALLANA EDWARDS (321) 617-7262 5
(MJC-3rd) MUSSELMAN, KIMBERLY (DAJ/CR) HENRIETTA FRAZIER (321) 637-5604 10
(MJC-3rd) PEACOCK, AARON J. (CR – Circuit)  TINA DERWITSCH (321) 617-7236 9
(MJC-3rd) SILVERMAN, DAVID E. (CI) ALEXIS LECLERC (321) 617-7284 4
SEMINOLE CIRCUIT JUDGES
LOCATION JUDGE DIVISION JUDICIAL ASSISTANT PHONE #  DESG
(CJC) CHASE, MELANIE (DCJ/CR) JENNIFER JONES (407) 665-4993 A
(JJC) GALLUZZO, JOHN D. (JUV/P/MH/G) STEPHANIE MAUSSER (407) 665-5398 P
(SCC) GOERNER, DONNA M. (CI) DAWN ALLEN-STALLWORTH (407) 665-4218 G
(SCC) HERR, MARK E. (FM) CHRISTINE HUTCHISON (407) 665-4299 L
(CJC) ORTH, WILLIAM S. (JUV/P/MH/G) DEBBIE WHITEHEAD (407) 665-5342 B
(CJC) RECKSIEDLER, JESSICA (CR) VANESSA LAU (407) 665-4939 J
(CJC) RUDISILL, MICHAEL (CR) ALYSSA BASHISTA (407) 665-4996 M
(JJC) SOUTO, MELISSA D. (CR) NICOLE DANIELS (407) 665-4926 E
(SCC) SPRYSENSKI, CHRISTOPHER (FM) AMANDA JOSEPH (407) 665-4245 K
(SCC) STACY, SUSAN (CI) ANNE BREZINA (407) 665-4048 W
SEMINOLE COUNTY COURT JUDGES
LOCATION JUDGE DIVISION JUDICIAL ASSISTANT PHONE #  DESG
(CJC) BUIE, CARSANDRA D. (CR) LACEY BILLICK (407) 665-4982 R
(SCC) CULVER, WAYNE (CI) CAMILA GARCIA (407) 665-4132 S
(CJC) DEKLEVA, JAMES (AJ/CR) JANE DAMRON (407) 665-4921 C
(SCC) GRUNOR, SYLVIA (CI) KIM ROBINSON (407) 665-4092 F
(CJC) KRAUSE, DEBRA (DAJ/CR) CHRISTINE OLSON (407) 665-4905 Z
(CJC) WOODARD III, JOHN L. (CR) JEANIE CARTER (407) 665-4906 U
GENERAL MAGISTRATES AND HEARING OFFICERS
LOCATION GM/HEARING OFFICER   JUDICIAL ASSISTANT PHONE #   
SEMINOLE DESANTO, BRIAN   KRIS EBERT (407) 665-5462  
BREVARD ERLENBACH, KURT   MAUREEN SALAMONE (321) 637-5429  
SEMINOLE NARDI, MARY   MEAGAN RODRIGUEZ (407) 665-4050  
BREVARD PEREZ, LINDA   LAKISHA WILCOX (321) 637-5138  
SEMINOLE PAULTER, KRISTINA   SAVANNA HUDSON (407) 665-4239  
SEMINOLE SILVER, STANLEY   MEAGAN RODRIGUEZ (407) 665-4050  
BREVARD SMITH-RODRIGUEZ, KRISTEN   KAREN FLASH (321) 637-5305  
BREVARD VALENTIN, SANDRA E.   FRANCES BERNAL (321) 637-5536  

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