Pedro P. Echarte , Jr.

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 09
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7161
  • Room: DCC 511
  • Judicial Assistant: Seligman, Jessica
  • Bailiff: Portes, Leonel

Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division

Please be advised ALL hearings for the week of March 30th, 2020 are CANCELLED, except for emergencies. If you have any questions please email me at:

Coronaviru/COVID-19: Courthouses are closed for in-person hearings  and trials based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit wants you safe at home.

We are establishing Virtual Courtrooms. Court hearings in your case that we can hold remotely via video or phone conference will be held on the Zoom platform, which is free to you. You will receive an email from the Court if we are proceeding with your hearing with the information you need to connect. To participate by video, you must click on the weblink you received in the email invitation at the time your hearing is scheduled or call the phone number listed in the invitation to participate by phone. You do not need to download anything or set up an account in order for you to participate in a zoom hearing.

Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.

Please wait until a day before your scheduled hearing for the court to send you an email containing a Zoom link and instructions. If you resolve your matter, please cancel it in CourtMAP or, if you have no access to CourtMAP, by calling the judge's judicial assistant.



No in-person appearances will be permitted in Division 09 absent further order.  It is ORDERED that, effective immediately, all proceedings in Division 09 (Judge Echarte) shall be conducted telephonically via Zoom unless another telephonic method is arranged and approved in advance.
To appear by phone via zoom. This order applies to all proceedings including but not limited to evidentiary and nonevidentiary hearings on motion calendar or specially set, case management conferences, show cause hearings, calendar calls or non-jury trials.
This order cancels all jury trials scheduled in the months of March, 2020 and April, 2020. All jury trials scheduled in those periods will be rescheduled by separate court order. Future trial periods shall proceed as scheduled but will be reevaluated as necessary. Please refer to the division website for regular updates as they become available. 

All nonevidentiary hearings in Circuit Civil Division 09 shall be conducted telephonically via Zoom unless another method is approved by the Court in advance of the hearing. This order applies to counsel as well as unrepresented parties.  This order includes nonevidentiary hearings on motion calendar, special set, and foreclosure calendar, regardless of length. It also includes all status conferences, case management conferences, and calendar calls. No in-person appearances for such nonevidentiary hearings shall be allowed absent further order. 
The procedure for any evidentiary hearing or nonjury trial will similarly be conducted telephonically utilizing Zoom. If appropriate, the parties may appear through another telephonic or technological solution upon court approval.
Documents should be reviewed by the parties in advance, and where possible, stipulated to as to authenticity and admissibility.  Any issues should be presented to the court as appropriate and in as organized a fashion as possible.  Exhibits should be docketed, or if not possible, emailed to chambers in advance of the hearing.  If there are any issues, contact chambers to discuss or wherever possible make an appropriate motion and set such motion for hearing before the day and time of the evidentiary hearing.
The parties should discuss witnesses in advance, and, where possible, stipulate as to the authenticity (that the person who is appearing on the phone is who they purport to be).  A party seeking to call a witness should ensure that a notary or other official authorized to administer oaths in that witness’s jurisdiction present with the witness.  The notary and witness should have appropriate identification and be prepared to provide such information to the Court. That notary or official can self-identify, as well as identity the witness, and then swear in the witness.    Absent a notary or other official present, and absent

  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1975
  • JD, University of Miami, 1979
  • Honors - Cum Laude, Dean's List, Book Award
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1979
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1998
  • Previous Divisions - Civil, Criminal, Juvenile
  • Solo Practioner - Pedro P. Echarte, Jr., P.A.
  • Associate - Simon, Schindler & Sandberg, P.A.
  • Assistant Public Defender
Cynamon, Abby CA 06 DCC 1304305-349-7039
Eig, Spencer CA 31 DCC 505305-349-7122
Miller, C David CA 21 DCC 626305-349-7074
Rebull, J Thomas AP 03 DCC 310305-349-7278
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Motion Calendar

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Monday8:30 AM303/11/12 
Wednesday8:30 AM303/11/12 

Motion calendars are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 am. (Availability can be found on CourtMAP)

Only one (1) motion per case will be heardCopy of the motion and notice must be submitted through Courtmap within two (2) business days prior to the hearing date. The filed motion 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. You must give 7 business days notice.

Motions for default must be submitted with proof of service, affidavit of diligent search and proof of publication (where service is by publication) and non-military affidavit(s). One motion per defendant.


No in-person appearances will be permitted in Division 09 absent further order.  It is ORDERED that, effective immediately, all proceedings in Division 09 (Judge Echarte) shall be conducted via Zoom.

Notice of Cancellations- Hearings must be cancelled on CourtMAP and a notice of cancellation must also be e-filed.

In order to check and see if your case made the Judicial Calendar please visit the Clerk of Courts website at

This Section is now using courtMAP and document submissions are no longer available via eCourtesy.

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