Thursday, September 16, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Antonio Arzola

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 24
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7069
  • Room: DCC 1017
  • Judicial Assistant: Martinez, Vilmary
  • Bailiff: Barrios, Gerardo

Judicial Assignment History

Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division



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.

Word versions of the Case Management Report and Order are located below under the DOCUMENTS tab.
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.


 For the latest advisories, including Administrative Orders, please visithttp://https//www.jud11.flcourts.org/coronavirus

Submission of Original Notes: Please do not deliver original loan documents in advance of a hearing or trial unless you are instructed to do so by the Court. 

For information regarding the Clerk of Courts offices' relocation, please visithttp://https//www.miami-dadeclerk.com/clerk/dcc-services-relocation.page

Notice of Lack of Prosecution & Order to Appear (FWOP): Absent a resolution of the case in its entirety or a Court Order, parties are required to appear regardless of filings. *FWOP calendars are held via Zoom*

The Judicial Assistant's email isvmartinez@jud11.flcourts.org

  • Bachelor of Science, Florida International University - Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami, 1995 - Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1995
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Federico A. Moreno, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1995-1996
  • Murai, Wald, Biondo, Moreno & Brochin, P.A., 1996-2005
  • County Court Judge, 2005
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2009
Diaz, Reemberto CA 30 DCC 1202305-349-7016
Lopez, R Peter CA 10 DCC 1201305-349-7049
Manno Schurr, R Valerie CA 25 DCC 1111305-349-7020
  • Foreclosure Motion Calendar
  • Motion Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Trials
  • Proposed Orders
  • Emergency Motions
  • Foreclosure Cancellations

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Tuesday9:00 AMNone8/20/18 
Wednesday9:00 AMNone8/20/18 
Thursday9:00 AMNone8/20/18 

If you are filing a Motion to Cancel a Foreclosure Sale (read carefully)
1.  Please file a written motion that contains the following:

A) The date when the Final Judgment was entered.
B) Whether the Final Judgment was contested or uncontested.
C) The number of times prior sale dates have been cancelled, including the reasons why each sale date was cancelled.
D) The specific reason you are seeking the current cancellation.
E) If the basis of your requested cancellation is the existence of a trial payment plan (“TPP”), your motion must indicate the (a) date of the TPP, (b) the number of payments required under the TPP, (c) the number of payments made under the TPP, (d) the date of the last payment due, and (e) a copy of the TPP ¬≠must be attached to the motion. 
F) If the basis of your requested cancellation is that a loan modification package has been submitted, your motion must indicate (a) the date that the loan modification package was submitted to the Plaintiff, (b) whether or not the Plaintiff has completed reviewing the loan modification package and (c) a copy of the loan modification package (without exhibits) must be attached to the motion. 
G) If the basis of your requested cancellation is a pending short sale, your motion must indicate (a) whether or not a short sale contract has been signed by the owner and a 3rd party, (b) the date the executed short sale contract was submitted to the Plaintiff, (c) whether or not the Plaintiff has accepted/approved the short sale contract, and (d) a copy of the short sale contract must be attached to the motion.    

2.  The Court’s motion calendars take place every Tuesday (at 8:30 a.m.), Wednesday and Thursday (at 9:00 a.m.).  You must set your hearing on a motion calendar and notify the other parties (including non-party buyers) in your case.  

3.  If you are filing an emergency motion to cancel a foreclosure sale, the sale date must be scheduled within five (5) days from the date of your motion.  If the sale is scheduled more than five (5) days from the date of your motion, then it is not an emergency. 

4.  Once you have selected your hearing date, you must send a notice of hearing to all parties on the service list, including condominium and homeowners’ associations, as applicable.  You must bring proof of this notice to the hearing; a minimum notice of 48 hours by fax or email is required for emergency hearings.

5.  You must file both the motion to cancel sale and the notice of hearing with the Clerk of the courts, room 133 on the first floor of the Miami Dade County Courthouse*.  Remember to keep copies of your stamped, filed motion and notice to present in Court.   
*In-person filing applies to pro-se litigants

6.  On the day of your hearing, you are required to provide a copy of the Motion, Notice of Hearing, fax or email confirmation of notice to all parties, and any supporting documentation to the Court. 

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