The Honorable Jeffrey Colbath
Chief Judge, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

Chief Judge

Judicial Assistant:
Diana Grant

(561) 355-7845

Main Judicial Complex
205 N Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401



Judicial Assignment

  • Chief Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County; administrative oversight

Prior Judicial Experience

  • Circuit Judge; 2003-2013
    • Administrative Judge of Felony Criminal Divisions
    • Criminal Division, Family Division, Foreclosure Division, and Probate Division
  • County Court Judge 1992- 2003
    • Civil Division
    • Domestic Violence Division


  • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Juris Doctor (1982)
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Bachelor's of Arts, Criminal Justice (1979)

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Justice Information Systems of Palm Beach County
  • Chair, Community Alliance of Palm Beach County
  • Co-Chair Fifteenth Judicial Circuit  Professionalism Panel
  • Chair, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (2014-present)
  • Chair-elect, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (2012-2014)
  • Faculty Member, Florida Judicial College, (1994 - present)
  • Dean, College of Advanced Studies (2005-2008)
  • President, Conference of County Court Judges of Florida (2000-2002)
  • Past Chair of Education Committee, Conference of County Court Judges of Florida (1999-2000)
  • Member, Florida Bar
  • Member, Palm Beach County Bar

last updated: 06/08/2015