Thursday, October 6, 2022

Judicial Section Details

Ivonne Cuesta

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 01
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-6162
  • Room: CHC 2915
  • Judicial Assistant: Pichardo, Alexandra
  • Bailiff: Roqueta, Gabriel

Judicial Assignment History

Circuit Judge: Circuit Family Division


Please be aware that due to growing concerns about the safety of our community and the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse is closed to the public, except on mission critical matters. 

However, our divisions remain open. The Judge and his/her staff are working and available.   We are able to address most matters remotely via phone conferences and/or COURTMAP and ZOOM. 

It is important that

                               MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT
                             FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL at

for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk. Please be aware that in order to activate your portal account a pleading must be filed at the time of registration. Therefore, it is recommended that any Self Represented litigant signing up for the first time file a "Notice of Designation of Email" which can be found using this link https://www.flcourts.org/content/download/403113/3457012/915.pdf


Sign up for COURTMAP at -

for submitting proposed orders to your assigned Judge

The judges will be using the ZOOM platform for most hearings.  It is FREE.  If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform, please go to the ZOOM training page website to learn how to access the platform for use.   

Zoom training page:


Zoom Live Training page:


We ask you to assist us by learning how to utilize ZOOM and your patience with us as we learn along with you.  We are committed to the continued delivery of justice in the face of this pandemic.

Please refer to the drop-down boxes to the right of the screen for clear instructions on how to proceed for specific types of calendars. 




  • B.A., Florida International University, 1996
  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, 2001
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 2002
  • Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2002-2012
  • County Court Judge, 2012
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2017
Del Rey, Marcia FC 29 CHC 1925305-349-5735
Multack, Spencer FC 39 CHC 2926305-349-5732
Sarduy, A George FC 16 CHC 2015305-349-5680
Verde, Maria Elena FC 47 CHC 2025305-349-6001
  • Motion Calendar
  • UCD Calendar
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Thursday9:30 AM3010/10/13 

REMOTE 5 MINUTE MOTION CALENDAR (Only 1 motion is permitted per case)

Motion Calendar will be held for NON-EVIDENTIARY matters every Thursday@9:30 AM 

This calendar will be heard via phone conference AND/OR ZOOM.

Instructions for setting:
On the E-FILING PORTAL, file the Motion with any exhibits. Include 11thFC01@jud11.flcourts.org in all filings.

On the E-FILING PORTAL, E-SERVE the opposing side with your filing.

On COURTMAP, coordinate with opposing party and select the date to have the motion heard.Once a date is agreed upon you may set the hearing using in the Motion Calendar slot. As supporting documents, attach the motion and any responses with an e-file stamp.

On COURTMAP also include as supporting documents a Notice of Hearing.The notice of hearing must be filed with the Clerk at least 7 business days prior to the hearing, not including the day of the hearing.  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL NOTICES NOT FILED IN A TIMELY MANNER WILL BE REJECTED.

The Judge will rule on 5-minute motions without the need for a hearing when possible.  Unless you receive an order ruling on the motion, you must be available on the selected date and time for one hour as the Judge will be calling motions one at a time.

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