The Shark’s House: Be careful where you hang out

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column The Shark’s House: Be careful where you hang out. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

County Court Judge Jared Smith Appointed to 13th Judicial Circuit Bench

On September 24, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jared Smith to the Thirteenth Circuit Court. The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court serves Hillsborough County. Smith, 44, of Lutz, Florida, has served as a Hillsborough County Judge since March of 2017. He previously served as a partner at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell as well […]

County Court Judge Alissa Ellison Appointed to 13th Judicial Circuit Bench

On September 24, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Alissa Ellison to the Thirteenth Circuit Court. The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court serves Hillsborough County. Ellison, 39, of Tampa, Florida, has served as a Hillsborough County Judge since April 2018 and previously served as a shareholder at GrayRobinson. She received her bachelor’s degree from […]

Ask Judge Smith: When ‘the lawyers know too much’

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column When ‘the lawyers know too much’. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

INFORMATION ON COURT CLOSURES Hurricane Dorian

For information on court closures throughout the state due to Hurricane Dorian, please visit the Florida Supreme Court’s emergency website page located at https://www.floridasupremecourt.org/Emergency.