Celeste H. Muir
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Circuit Probate Division
Section: CP 04
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse,
175 N.W. 1st Avenue Miami FL, 33128
Phone Number: (305) 349-7105
Room Number: CHC 1116
Judicial Assistant: Crawford, Adrienne
Circuit Judge Circuit Probate Division

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, 1970
  • J.D., Florida State University, 1973
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar, 1973
  • Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1973-1975
  • Associate, Frates, Floyd, Pearson, Steward, Richman & Greer, 1975-1976
  • Partner, Brigham, Moore, Muir, Gaylord Schuster & Sachs, 1978-1985
  • President, Young Lawyers Secion, Dade County Bar Association, 1982-1983
  • County Court Judge, 1985
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1990
  • Previous divisions - General Jurisdiction, Criminal, Family
Alternate Judges: Judge Maria Korvick
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  • Ex-Parte Motion Calendar
  • Proposed Orders
Ex-Parte Motion Calendar Information:
Type of Calendar: Open
Notice Before Hearing: No
Files at Hearing: Electronic
Calendar DayCalendar TimeCap
From To
Tuesday9:30 AMNone
Thursday9:30 AMNone
Additional Instructions:

EX-PARTE CALENDARS – Probate Ex-Parte calendars are held every Tuesday and Thursday commencing at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. Unopposed matters needing three (3) minutes or less of the Judge’s time, per case, are heard during Ex-Parte Calendar. There is no need to send out a Notice of Hearing as the matter to be brought before the Court should be uncontested. See the Case Manager assigned to the Division; next proceed to the Judge’s Office to sign your name on the Sign-In Sheet provided by the Bailiff. Please come prepared with a copy of the docket sheet. 

An attorney may go directly to the Judge without visiting the Case Manager on the following types of motions:

  • motion and order designating depository;
  • extensions of time;
  • order on previously heard hearings;
  • motions and orders waiving annual accounting pursuant to statute (social security only benefit);
  • payment of real estate or income taxes;
  • accountant fees;
  • payment of insurance;
  • motions to travel;
  • petition to move ward;
  • petition to appear for hearing via telephone;
  • petition to sue or defend a lawsuit;
  • petition for pro bono fees;
  • petition to extend time to file independent action;
  • petition for pre-paid funeral;
  • petition for pre-paid college;
  • petition to retain appraiser;
  • written petitions for instructions that can be handled in less than five minutes.

There is no limit on the number of cases or lawyers to be seen, time permitting.