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

 
 Due to COVID-19 pandemic, courthouses are closed for in-person hearings and trials, based on public health advisories and at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court.
We are committed to the continued delivery of justice during the pandemic. The judges will be using the Zoom platform for all hearings. We ask you to assist us by learning how to utilize Zoom prior to your hearing date. 
Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.
You may call chambers and speak with the Judicial Assistant or Bailiff for guidance or questions during regular business hours at (305) 548-5718.
Please call chambers or E-mail F019@jud11.flcourts.org to obtain the Zoom information for our hearings.  
Thank you and stay safe.
 
    Education:
    • 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