The Judiciary


The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is comprised of five (5) Circuit Court Divisions and two (2) County Court Divisions.

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is a general jurisdiction court with 35 circuit judges presiding. The county courts are courts of limited jurisdiction with 19 county judges presiding. The Florida Supreme Court and legislative authorization certify the number of Circuit Judges and County Court Judges according to filings.

Chief Judge Jeffrey Colbath


Circuit Judges
 

Circuit Judges handle all circuit court matters, including felonies, civil suits exceeding $15,000, domestic relations, probate and juvenile.

Please Note: * = Administrative Judge, ** Administrative Judge at Satellite Facility

Name Phone Number Division Location
Alvarez, Ronald V (561) 355-4410 JK - Juvenile Main Judicial Complex
Baker, Moses Jr ** (561) 330-1728 JS - Juvenile South County Courthouse
Barkdull, Thomas H III  (561) 355-1523 AB - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Blanc, Peter D* (561) 355-1721 AA - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Brown, Lucy Chernow (561) 355-4866 AH - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Brunson, Catherine M (561) 355-2595 AO - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Burton, Charles E. (561) 355-3730 FC - Family Main Judicial Complex
Colbath, Jeffrey (561) 355-7845 Chief Judge Main Judicial Complex
Colin, Martin (561) 330-1750 IY - Probate
FX - Family
South County Courthouse
Cox, Jack S. (561) 355-3607 AN - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Crow, David F (561) 355-6580 V - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Fine, Edward H. (561) 355-6386 AE - Civil Main Judicial Complex
French, David E. (561) 330-1705 FY - Family
IX - Probate
South County Courthouse
Gillen, Jeffrey (561) 274-1420 FZ - Family
IZ - Probate
South County Courthouse
Hafele, Donald W (561) 355-6533 AG - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Kastrenakes, John S.* (561) 355-7876 Y/TD- Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Kelley, Glenn (561) 355-1980 W - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Keyser, Gregory (561) 355-1940 AD - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Keyser, Janis Brustares (561) 355-6050 AF - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Kroll, Kathleen J.* (561) 355-4378 JL - Juvenile Main Judicial Complex
Lewis, Diana* (561) 355-2097 IB/IC - Probate Main Judicial Complex
Martz, James (561) 355-1156 JO - Juvenile Main Judicial Complex
Marx, Joseph (561) 688-4599 FW - Family
T/KK2 - Criminal
Criminal Justice Complex
West County Courthouse
Marx, Krista** (561) 624-6551 FI - Family
II - Probate
North County Courthouse
McCarthy, Timothy P (561) 355-1103 AJ - Civil Main Judicial Complex
McSorley, Sandra K (561) 355-1610 X - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Miller, Karen M (561) 355-6602 R - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Oftedal, Richard L (561) 355-7816 AW - Foreclosure Main Judicial Complex
Phillips, John L* (561) 624-6593 FH - Family
IH - Probate
North County Courthouse
Rapp, Stephen A (561) 355-3838 U - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Rosenberg, Robin L. (561) 355-1950 S - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Sasser, Meenu (561) 355-2698 AI - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Scher, Rosemarie (561) 355-7891 FA - Family
JM - Juvenile
Main Judicial Complex
Small, Lisa (561) 355-7889 FD - Family Main Judicial Complex
Smith. Amy (561) 624-6670 FJ - Family North County Courthouse


County Judges
 

County Judges handle all County Court matters. Included are Misdemeanors, Civil suits not exceeding $15,000, Landlord Tenant, Small Claims & Traffic. County Judges are often assigned to work as Circuit Judges. County judges serve six year terms.

Name Phone Number Division Location
Bonavita, August (561) 355-7881 P - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Booras, Ted (561) 355-7884 RB - Civil
VA - Veterans
Main Judicial Complex
Bosso-Pardo, Sandra* (561) 355-1811 RJ - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Bryson, Marni (561) 355-7863 E - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Castor, Frank S. (561) 355-1985 RF - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Cohen, Barry M (561) 355-3440 TD - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Corlew, Reginald (561) 274-1425 RD - Civil
FT - Family
South County Courthouse
Cunningham, Sheree (561) 355-2330 C - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Damico, Paul A (561) 355-6892 L - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Eissey, Mark (561) 355-1955 M - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Evans, Peter M** (561) 996-4841 BG/WI - Criminal
WD/RA - Civil
JA - Juvenile
West County Courthouse
Garrison, Edward (561) 330-1712 RS - Civil
FV - Family
South County Courthouse
Hanser, Leonard* (561) 355-1500 B - Criminal Main Judicial Complex
Johnson, Laura (561) 624-6597 RH - Civil
NC/H - Criminal
North County Courthouse
Panse, Robert (561) 355-2768 RL - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Perez, Nancy (561) 355-7829 RE - Civil Main Judicial Complex
Shepherd, Caroline** (561) 688-4600 KD/KK1 - Criminal Criminal Justice Complex
Stephens, Debra  Moses (561) 355-1908 DV/TD - Domestic Violence Main Judicial Complex
Weiss, Daliah (561) 894-7725 D/DR - Criminal South County Courthouse