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The Honorable Jessica J. Recksiedler

Chief Judge

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The Honorable:
Jessica J. Recksiedler


  • Florida State University, B.S., Accounting, 1994
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society
  • Member of Trial Team, Stetson University College of Law- 1995-1997


State Attorney, Lawson Lamar, Ninth Judicial Circuit –1997-1998

  • Assistant State Attorney

Kilgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein and Squires, P.A. 1998-2000

  • Associate attorney
  • Areas of Practice — Construction, commercial, probate and insurance litigation and criminal defense

Thompson, Recksiedler, & Evangelo P. A, f/k/a Thompson & Associates, P.A. 2000-2010

  • Associate-2000-2005
  • Partner -2005-2010
  • Areas of Practice —commercial, construction, insurance defense, personal injury, and probate litigation


  • Elected Chief Judge, 2021 to present
  • Elected Circuit Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit November 2010
  • Circuit Judge Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, January 2011 to present
  • Administrative Judge Seminole County, July 2019 to present
  • Felony Criminal Division, January 2011 to July 2014, July 2018 to present
  • Civil/Family Division, July 2014 to June 2018
  • Administrative Judge for Technology for Seminole County, January 2011 to present
  • Seminole County Adult Drug Court Judge, January 2012 to present
  • Administrative Judge for Conflict Counsel Fee Review, October 2019 to present
  • Administrative Judge of the Civil Division for Seminole County, January 2015 to June 2018
  • Administrative Judge of the Appellate Division for Seminole County, July 2017 to June 2018
  • Administrative Judge for Juror Management for Seminole County, July 2017 to June 2018
  • Education Committee, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges January 2015 to present
  • 5th DCA Representative Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, August 2017 to August 2019
  • Florida Bar Referee for Florida Bar Disciplinary Action, December 2011 and June 2017
  • Associate Judge for 5th DCA, March 2012


  • Board Certified in Civil Trials and Board Certified Civil Trial Committee 2008-2014; Vice Chair 2012-2013; Chair 2013-2014
  • Volie Williams Inns of Court – 2010-2014
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association- 2009-2012 and 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association- 1997-2010
  • Seminole County Community Leaders and Elected officials
  • Brevard County Civilian Military Council, 45th Space Wing


  • Justice Teaching Volunteer– educate elementary students on the U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Lake Mary Rotary
  • Lector at Church