Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
Miami FL 33128
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Leon M. Firtel
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Circuit Family Division
Section: FC 39
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse,
175 N.W. 1st Avenue Miami FL, 33128
Phone Number: (305) 349-5732
Room Number: CHC 1915
Judicial Assistant: Douglas, Jacqueline
Circuit Judge Circuit Criminal Division
Circuit Judge Circuit Family Division

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Florida, 1966
  • JD, University of Miami, 1972
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1972
  • Circuit Judge, 1996
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Miami, 1983-1995
  • Private Practice, 1972-1983
Alternate Judges: (Sarduy 16 2025) (Diaz 07 1925) (Areces 47 Rm 2926)
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Motion Calendar Information:
Type of Calendar: Closed
Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days
Files at Hearing: None
Calendar DayCalendar TimeCap
From To
Thursday9:30 AM20
Additional Instructions:
When filing a Notice of Hearing for a five (5) minute motion, attach a copy of the appropriate original motion thereto. All notices/motion should be filed through the Clerk of Courts E-Portal. Courtesy copies should be delivered to the judge’s chambers upon filing of the motion along with the original notice of hearing with seven days working notice.