Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Judicial Section Details

Zachary James

  • Division: Circuit Criminal
  • Section: F019
  • Court Location: Richard E. Gerstein Justice Bldg.
  • Address: 1351 N.W. 12th ST Miami, FL 33125
  • Phone: (305) 548-5718
  • Email: F019@jud11.flcourts.org
  • Room: REG 415
  • Judicial Assistant: Ruaigip, Stephany

Judicial Assignment History

Circuit Judge: Circuit Criminal Division

As of July 29, 2021, the Circuit Criminal Division will provide access to court both in person and via Zoom in a hybrid fashion for all daily calendars.
The following must take place in person unless the parties and the judge agree to proceed on Zoom and the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Florida Supreme Court’s Administrative Order allow: (1) evidentiary hearings; (2) bench and jury trials; and (3) most pleas. At the discretion of Judge James, all other matters may be conducted via Zoom at the preference of the parties.
Anyone who wishes to be in the courtroom on a laptop or device to see Zoom MUST have their device’s microphone and the Zoom audio muted at all times regardless of whether or not they are speaking. The courtroom microphones which are connected to Zoom will pick up the audio. If the device and/or Zoom audio on an individual device is on, this will result in echo and feedback.

The Court’s Virtual ZOOM ID:
JOIN BY PHONE DIAL US: +1786 635 1003 
MEETING ID: 919 3182 2613

You may call chambers and speak with the Judicial Assistant Stephany Ruaigip or Bailiff Anthony Davis for guidance or questions during regular business hours at 305-548-5718.

1. Remain MUTED until your case is called.
2. DEFENDANTS: Dress appropriately, and mute yourself until your case is called.
3. ATTORNEYS: Enter your name and your client’s name in the chat if you wish to be called out of turn.
4. ATTORNEYS appearing in person, in court will be called first.
    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 2001 cum laude
    • JD, University of Miami School of Law, 2004 magna cum laude
    Professional Experience:
    • Circuit Court Judge, 2020-Present
    • County Court Judge, 2019-2020
    • Meland, Russin & Budwick, P.A., 2011-2019
    • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California, 2010-2011
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2007-2010
    • Office of the State Attorney, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 2004-2007
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