M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 6th Floor
190 Governmental Center
Pensacola, FL 32502
JUDGE THOMAS V. DANNHEISSER SUSAN THOMPSON
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE JUDICIAL ASSISTANT
DIVISION “F” (general jurisdiction) 850/595-4464
SCHEDULING CIVIL HEARINGS
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL CIVIL HEARINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY ZOOM.
ZOOM INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF SCHEDULING.
ALL HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED BY PHONE. Scheduling by e-mail is no longer efficient for this office.
Moving party may call and obtain dates or they can conference in opposing counsel before calling to schedule.
Should you obtain dates and your coordination efforts with opposing counsel will be by e-mail, never include the judicial assistant in the back and forth “availability” e-mail communications. However, once a date has been decided – make sure to notify the J.A. as dates are not reserved while awaiting confirmation.
When filing the Notice of Hearing, include the name(s) of the pleading/motion that is to be heard and the date filed with the clerk, name each attorney(s) representing and whether they will be appearing in person or by phone, state both the Central Time and the Eastern Time of the hearing. Call in number for phone hearings – 850/595-4464. Judge Dannheisser does not require a motion and order to appear telephonically; however, that information should be included in the Notice of Hearing.
If you cancel a hearing you should file a Notice of Cancellation and copy the judicial assistant. If the hearing you are canceling is less than a week away – call or e-mail.
All proposed orders should be submitted, in MSWord.docx format, to the e-mail above. If your proposed order has been signed/stipulated/has attachments etc., you can submit that order as a pdf document if necessary.
Proposed orders sent more than 48 hours in advance of a hearing are not monitored/tracked/held unless it is a final hearing for Foreclosure.
Case law, memoranda, transcripts, etc., intended for submission at hearing as an exhibit/evidence, should be delivered in hard copy to our office no more than 72 hours before the scheduled hearing.
Counsel that desire their client or a witness to appear at a hearing by phone shall inform said person they must be in the presence of a Notary Public so that an oath of truth can be administered at the beginning of the hearing.