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Circuit Family Division
Section: FC 01
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse,
175 N.W. 1st Avenue Miami FL, 33128
Phone Number: (305) 349-6162
Room Number: CHC 2915
Judicial Assistant: Lowery, Donna
Circuit Judge Circuit Family Division

  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1983
  • JD, Nova University, 1993
  • Circuit Judge, 2003
  • Civil Litigation, Child Support Enforcement, Family Law Litigation, Mediator, Circuit and Family

Alternate Judges:
Judge Freeman (26)
Judge Echarte (29)
Judge Rodriguez-Chomat (38)   

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  • Motion Calendar
  • UCD Calendar
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial
Motion Calendar Information:
Type of Calendar: Closed
Notice Before Hearing: 10 Calendar Days
Files at Hearing: None
Calendar DayCalendar TimeCap
From To
Thursday9:00 AM30
 Cancellation/Full Dates

Aug 2016


Sep 2016

Additional Instructions:
                                (5) Minute Motion Calendar:

To set a case on a five (5) minute motion calendar, the Motion and the Notice of Hearing must be electronically filed by attorneys with the Clerk of the Courts through the e-portal.  If self-represented, motions may be filed through the Self-Help Program or with the Clerk's Office at L.E.T. Courthouse Center, 175 N.W. 1st Ave., 12th Floor. Courtesy copies must be submitted to the judge's chambers upon filing the motion and notice of hearing with 10 days notice.  A notice of cancellation must be faxed to 305-349-6208 to cancel a hearing.

Motions for Default sent to the Judge must have proof of service, affidavit of diligent search and non-military information.

Motions to Compel must have "good faith" language in the motion for Orders to be signed.