William Thomas

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 44
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7140
  • Room: DCC 1307
  • Judicial Assistant: Diaz, Andrew
  • Bailiff: Baptiste, Leonard

Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division
Complex Business Litigation Division Judge: Circuit Civil Division

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- Complex Business Litigation Motion Calendar is heard on Mondays.

- Complex Business Litigation Motions to Dismiss Calendar ( 30 min, each motion ) is heard on Wednesdays. ( This is considered a "Motion Calendar on CourtMAPS, and is specifically heard on Wednesdays )

-Complex Business Litigation Construction Defect Cases Motion Calendar is heard on Thursdays.          

- ALL other motions can be Specially Set.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Jefferson College,1991
  • JD, Temple University, 1994
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1995
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2005 
  • Federal Public Defender in Miami-Dade County, 1997-2005
  • State Public Defender, 1994-1997
Bailey, D Jennifer CA 03 DCC 635305-349-7152
Butchko, Beatrice CA 58, CA 43 DCC 400305-349-7157
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CBL Motion Calendar

- Motion Calendar is held on Mondays. ( Availability can be found on CourtMAP )

-There are 3 ( three ) Complex Business Litigation Motion Calendars' beginning with 9:15 A.M., then 9:30 A.M and lastly 9:45 A.M

- All attorneys must comply with CBL Rule 4.3, which refers to the requirement for the parties to Meet and Confer, before filing the motion.

 -All documents filed with the Clerk’s Office must also be sent to the Complex Business Litigation email address at: cbl44@jud11.flcourts.org with the case # listed in the email subject line using the following format yy-######(ex: 12-12345 not 12-012345)

---If both parties agree to waive the 7 business day notice requirement, the motion will be heard by the Court as an "Add-On' as long as ALL parties are present---- 

Eleventh Circuit Complex Business Litigation Rules

Notice of Compliance with Meet and Confer Requirements

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

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