9th Judicial Circuit

Circuit Representatives: Jen Smith Thomas, Denise Kim Beamer, Eric Elms, Brock Hankins, Karen Persis, Celia Thacker Dorn

  • Jen Smith Thomas

    9th Circuit - Seat 1

    Southern Trial Counsel

    Orlando, FL


  • Eric Elms

    9th Circuit - Seat 3

    Fisher Rushmer P.A.

    Orlando, FL


  • Brock Hankins

    9th Circuit - Ex Officio


Welcome to the 9th Judicial Circuit!

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court is located in the heart of Central Florida and is one of 20 judicial circuits in the state. Serving Orange and Osceola counties, the Ninth Circuit covers over 2,000 square miles and serves more than 1.3 million residents, making it one of the largest circuits in Florida. Additionally, because of Central Florida’s great sunshine, family attractions, and a strong economy Central Florida plays host to nearly 50 million business and vacationing visitors each year, making this the most visited region of the world.


Local Bar Affiliates

1) Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section https://www.orangecountybar.org/about/young-lawyers-section/

2) Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association https://goaaba.org/3) Paul C. Perkins http://paulcperkinsbar.com/

4) Central Florida Association For Women Lawyers https://cfawl.org/

5) Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association https://cfgalla.org/

6)Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida https://www.hbacf.com/