Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
Miami FL 33128
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Diane V Ward
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Circuit Civil Division
Section: CA 11
Dade County Courthouse,
73 West Flagler Street Miami FL, 33130
Phone Number: (305) 349-7131
Room Number: DCC 524
Judicial Assistant: Gonzalez, Lisette
Circuit Judge Circuit Civil Division

2014 Cancellation Dates are as follows:

June 9- June 13, 2014
July 21- July 24, 2014

  • Bachelor of Arts, Lewis and Clark College, 1975
  • J.D., University of Miami, 1982
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar, 1982
  • Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade County, 1982-1988
  • Private Practice, 1988-2003
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2003
  • Previous divisions - Juvenile, Criminal 

Alternate Judges: Gisela Cardonne Ely (08), Jose Rodriguez (15); David Miller (06), Sarah Zabel (24)

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  • Motion Calendar
  • Foreclosure Motion Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Emergency Motions
  • Notices for Trial
  • Trials
Motion Calendar Information:
Type of Calendar: Open
Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days
Files at Hearing: None
Calendar DayCalendar TimeCap
From To
Tuesday9:30 AMNone
Thursday9:30 AMNone
 Cancellation/Full Dates

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Sep 2014


Nov 2014

Additional Instructions:
Submit Motion and Notice of Hearing via e-Courtesy, under Motion Calendar.
E-Filing is soley for the clerks office. Anything e-filed will NOT automatically upload to e-courtesy. 

All motions to continue trial or strike trial dates, even if agreed, must be set on calendar.

Original copies of all pleadings must be efiled with the Clerk.
To check the status of a case, logon to:

To appear telephonically: Please Submit the Motion and the completed Order Granting telephonic appearance ("Judge Forms")  via e-courtesy, under Proposed Orders.


To cancel a hearing that has been set, please fax a NOTICE OF CANCELLATION to 305-349-7245.

Click here for eCourtesy Submissions Service