Friday, June 2, 2023

Judicial Section Details

Peter R. Lopez

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 10
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7049
  • Room: DCC 1201
  • Judicial Assistant: Ortiz-Hodges, Leslie
  • Bailiff: Gomez, Jorge

Judicial Assignment History

Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division


Effective Immediately: ALL Case Management Joint Reports MUST BE FILED FIRST and REFLECT on the Docket , once it reflects on the docket, you may submit an Agreed Order through Court Map, under Agree Orders for Judge Lopez Approval and Signature. 

In compliance with Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order 20-23A12 and the 11th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 21-09, lawyers and litigants are required to follow the procedures outlined below:

A.   For cases filed BEFORE APRIL 30, 2021, you MUST submit CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT AND ORDER via CourtMAP under Proposed Orders.

B. DO NOT submit a Case Management Report and Order if:

    1. There is already an EXISTING CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER setting forth all pretrial deadlines.
    2. Your case is already set for trial. 
    3. Your case is currently on inactive status by court order.
    4. Your case is subject to current moratoria.
    5. Your case is subject to F.S. 51.011.
    6. If your case has been Noticed for Lack of Prosecution Hearing (FWOP) unless it is being attached to your WRITTEN GOOD CAUSE SHOWING.
    7. Your case is uncontested.   
C.   If your case meets any of the exceptions listed above, you must still follow the timeline requirements set forth in the 11th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 21-09.
D.   If your case was filed ON OR AFTER APRIL 30, 2021, the Court will issue a Case Management Order with prescribed timelines.

Submission of Original Notes: DO NOT FILE ORIGINAL LOAN DOCUMENTS.

The original note/loan documents are to be delivered to Clerk of Courts attention Rodney Bruce, Supervisor, Dade County Courthouse Room 135 and also Use delivery with tracking. 

LOST NOTE: The Court requires an Indemnity Bond for any Lost Note.

Submission of Evidence:  At least five business days prior to the evidentiary hearing/non-jury trial, each side must: Click below on Evidentiary Process for Step by Step instructions.

****If your case settles email my J.A.. If your Special Set needs to be cancelled, email my J.A****

All Zoom Links are emailed 7 days prior to the hearing to whomever is on the service list

Inquiries may be directed to the Bailiff, Jorge Gomez at 305-349-7049 or

Email the Judicial Assistant: Leslie Ortiz-Hodges at: laortiz-hodges@jud11.flcourts.org;

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, 1980
  • JD, University of Florida, 1983
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1983
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1997
  • Previous Divisions - Criminal, Family and General Jurisdiction
  • Private Practice - General Civil, Family, Real Estate, Criminal
Arzola, Antonio CA 24 DCC 1017305-349-7069
Diaz, Reemberto CA 30 DCC 1202305-349-7016
Manno Schurr, R Valerie CA 25 DCC 1111305-349-7020
Santovenia, Maria de Jesus AP 03, CA 07 DCC 1001305-349-7278


Judge Peter R. Lopez and Staff will be on Annual leave from December 17, 2022, till January 2, 2023

Chambers will be Closed, and ALL Motion Calendars have been Cancelled.

All Emergencies are being handled by their own division Judges. 
Should you have an Emergency, Upload your motion through Court Map under Emergency Motions. 

Should you need Immediate assistance please call 305-349-7049 or email the Judicial Assistant: laortiz-hodges@jud11.flcourts.org

Thank you and Happy Holidays                                            

  • Motion Calendar
  • Foreclosure Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Emergency Motions
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Tuesday9:00 AM421/01/13 
Thursday9:00 AM421/01/13 
Hearing Documents 
  • Cases need only to be placed on calendar once, multiple motions can be heard / attached to the single submission through CourtMap.
  • Motion Calendar is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. You must give 7 business days’ Notice.
  • A copy of the Motion and Notice of Hearing must be submitted through E-file and if the Motion and Notice are not submitted through E-file the Motion will not be heard.
  • Pro Se Litigants are required to file documents in person with the Clerk’s Office.
  • To Cancel a hearing on Motion Calendar, Please submit a Notice of Cancellation via E-courtesy and notify all parties
  • WRIT OF POSSESSIONS: Motions for Writ of Possessions must be placed on Motion Calendar. The Court will Not Entertain Ex Parte Motions.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are NOT ALLOWED within 24 hours before the hearing, unless both parties have AGREED to the Cancellation or have reached an agreement on the matter set for hearing.
  •  In order to check and see if your case made the Judicial Calendar please visit the Clerk of Courts website at:https://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/ocs/Search.aspx

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