Telephone Calls to the Judge

Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Florida Code of Judicial Conduct which governs behavior by judges does not permit the judges of the First Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with any member of the public. The Court is permitted to consider arguments made only in the court proceedings and in documents appropriately filed by any party to a case (petitioner, plaintiff, respondent, defendant, or the attorney for any party).

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Okaloosa County

Last Name First Name Type Phone
Brown John Circuit Judge 850-609-5416
Flowers Michael A. Circuit Judge 850-609-4700
Gontarek John Jay Circuit Judge 850-609-4700
Grinsted Patricia S. County Judge 850-609-5411
Ketchel Terrance R. Circuit Judge 850-689-4116
Maney T. Patt County Judge 850-651-7486
Polson Mary Circuit Judge 850-609-1878
Stone William F. Circuit Judge 850-609-4700
Ward Jim County Judge 850-689-4117