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The Honorable Tesha Scolaro Ballou

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The Honorable:
Tesha Scolaro Ballou


  • New England School of Law, J.D.
  • Stonehill College, B.A., magna cum laude


  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, 2015-2019
    – General Magistrate, Dependency and Guardianship
  • Department of Children, 2009-2015
    – Community Development Director/Deputy Regional Managing Director
    – Region Program Manager
    – Assistant Regional Legal Counsel
  • Division of Insurance, 2007-2008
    – Counsel to the Commissioner
  • Division of Professional Licensure, 2006-2007
    – Administrative Hearings Counsel
  • Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, 2001-2006
    – General Counsel
  • CNA Insurance, 1999-2001
    -Litigation Specialist
  • Office of the State Attorney, 1997-1999
    – Acting Division Chief, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
    – Assistant State Attorney, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit and Fifth Judicial Circuit


Circuit Judge, Criminal Division, Titusville, Florida.


  • Brevard County Bar Association, Member
  • Brevard Bar Foundation, Member
  • Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Brevard County Civilian Military Council, 45th Space Wing
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, Member
  • Faculty, Advanced Judicial Studies
  • Faculty, Judicial College Phase II
  • Faculty, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges
  • Juvenile Court Rules Committee, Dependency Subcommittee, Term 2021
  • Judicial Wellness Committee
  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, Co-Chair (Past)
  • Central Florida Family Law Inn, Board Member (Past)
  • Central Florida Family Law Inn, Member
  • Seminole County Bar Association, Board of Directors (Past)
  • Seminole County Inn of Court
    – Ethics Chair (Past)
    – Programs Co-Chair (Past)
  • Seminole County Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Seminole County Community Leaders and Elected Officials
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Juvenile Court Rules Committee, Term 2024
  • Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, Term 2024
  • Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court, Executive Board
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member (Past)
  • Florida Association of Police Attorneys, Member (Past)
  • Lake Mary Rotary Club
    – Chair Family of Rotary (Past)
  • Speaker, Girls Unity Club, Rock Lake Middle School


  • Steve Griggs Family of Rotary Award, 2019
  • Pro Bono Service Award, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, 2017