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Judge R. Lee Smith

Division 54
P.O. Box 758
Palatka, FL 32178
Phone (386) 329-0471
Fax (386) 329-1276

Judicial Assistant - Traci Davis

Circuit Judge R. Lee Smith was appointed to the bench in 2016. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his law degree from the Florida Coastal School of Law. Before becoming a judge, he worked as an Assistant State Attorney and the Chief of the Traffic Homicide Division for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. He also worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit and as legislative counsel in Washington, D.C. for Congressman Ander Crenshaw. Judge Smith presides over family law cases at the Putnam County Courthouse in Palatka.


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