Sunday, July 14, 2024

Judicial Section Details

Robert T. Watson

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 08
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7024
  • Room: DCC 800
  • Judicial Assistant: Ashley, Jamia
  • Bailiff: Blandino, Mike


JA's email: Jashley@jud11.flcourts.org  - (Copy to all parties required).

Effective September, 2023: Judge Watson's Chambers: DCC 800 & Courtroom: 08-1

Important: Any movant scheduling and noticing a hearing (Motion Calendar and Special Set) before this Court must meet and confer with opposing counsel in order to attempt to resolve any and all issues possible. Unilateral setting of hearings is not permitted.

Most court proceedings will continue to take place remotely via Zoom. Trials and evidentiary hearings will take place in Courtroom 08-1 of the Dade County Courthouse.

Important Notices Re: Zoom Meeting ID and Submission of Original Notes

Zoom Meeting ID: Seven (7) days prior to the scheduled hearing, you will receive an email from courtMAP with the information that will allow you to appear remotely via Zoom.

Submission of Original Note/Loan Documents: Do not file or deliver original loan documents until Judge Watson specifically instructs you to do so. If motion is granted or mortgagee prevails at trial, the Final Judgment is to be uploaded via courtMAP and the Original Note/Loan Documents are to be delivered to Judge Watson's Chambers, Dade County Courthouse, Room 800Use delivery with tracking.


The Court has recently implemented a system whereby text message reminders can be sent to your phone. Learn how to subscribe to Hearing Text Alerts

  • Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1993
  • JD, Stanford University School of Law, 2003
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 2003
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2020
  • County Court Judge, 2019
  • Kobre & Kim LLP, 2016-2019
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 2011-2016
  • Holland & Knight LLP, 2005-2011
  • Steel Hector & Davis LLP, 2003-2005
Del Rio, Vivianne CA 05 DCC 525305-349-7078
Echarte, P Pedro CA 09 DCC 511305-349-7161
Miller, C David CA 21 DCC 626305-349-7074
Sanchez-Llorens, Migna CA 31 DCC 505305-349-7122
  • Motion Calendar
  • Foreclosure Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Emergency Motions
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Motion Calendar Days/Time/Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. remotely via Zoom. Motion Calendar hearings are limited to 5 minutes per case. The courtMap system only allows two (2) motions per case. In order for a second motion to be heard on the case by either side, the moving party must schedule a separate event in courtMAP. Cross-Notices of a Motion may only be allowed if it is mutually coordinated and if a separate court event is created subject to the two (2) motion limit.

To Make Calendar: Select available date and time via courtMap.  The filed motion(s) and all documents in support must be attached when the hearing is scheduled. Once a green "Success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar.  You must still prepare, file, and serve a Notice of Hearing.

Responses: Submit the filed Response, if any, via courtMap to the "Motion Calendar" case number and hearing date at least three (3) business days prior to the hearing date.

Cancellations: Unless both parties have agreed, cancellations are not allowed within 24 hours of the hearing. The party that noticed the hearing may cancel via courtMap after it files its Notice of Cancellation and e-mails a courtesy copy of the Notice of Cancellation to the Judicial Assistant at jashley@jud11.flcourts.org 

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