U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida – Fort Lauderdale

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The Southern District encompasses the following counties: Broward, Dade, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie.

Court sessions for the Southern District are conducted in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Key West, and West Palm Beach.

District Judges

  • Chief Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga
  • Judge K. Michael Moore
  • Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks
  • Judge William P. Dimitrouleas
  • Judge Jose E. Martinez
  • Judge Kathleen M. Williams
  • Judge Darrin P. Gayles
  • Judge Beth Bloom
  • Judge Robin L. Rosenberg
  • Judge Roy K. Altman
  • Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz II
  • Judge Rodney Smith
  • Judge Raag Singhal
  • Judge Aileen M. Cannon
  • Senior Judge James Lawrence King
  • Senior Judge Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr.(Retired)
  • Senior Judge William J. Zloch
  • Senior Judge Federico A. Moreno
  • Senior Judge Donald L. Graham
  • Senior Judge Daniel T. K. Hurley
  • Senior Judge Joan A. Lenard
  • Senior Judge Patricia A. Seitz
  • Senior Judge Paul C. Huck
  • Senior Judge Kenneth A. Marra
  • Senior Judge James I. Cohn
  • Senior Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr.

Magistrate Judges

  • Chief Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres
  • Judge Jonathan Goodman
  • Judge Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes
  • Judge William Matthewman
  • Judge Patrick M. Hunt
  • Judge Alicia O. Valle
  • Judge Shaniek Mills Maynard
  • Judge Lauren Fleischer Louis
  • Judge Bruce E. Reinhart
  • Judge Lisette M. Reid
  • Judge Jacqueline Becerra
  • Judge Jared M. Strauss
  • Judge Melissa Damian
  • Judge Ryon M. McCabe
  • Judge Panayotta Augustin-Birch
  • Judge Eduardo I. Sanchez
  • Judge Lurana S. Snow

Clerks Office

The Clerk’s Office is open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days. Customer service is also provided over the telephone from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When visiting any of our Courthouses, a picture ID is required for entry into the building.

  • Clerk of Court/Court Administrator – Angela E. Noble
  • Chief Deputy Clerk – Administration – Todd McGhie
  • Chief Deputy Clerk – Operations Frank Smith

Location & Contact Information

299 E Broward Blvd STE 108,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: (954) 769-5400


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