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Judge Smith

Judge R. Lee Smith

Division 55
4010 Lewis Speedway, Room 305
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone (904) 827-5606
Fax (904) 827-5609

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. He previously presided over the family law divisions in Flagler and Putnam counties. Judge Smith presides over civil cases at the Richard O. Watson Judicial Center in St. Augustine.

Courtroom Decorum and Procedure (PDF) Uniform Pretrial Procedures (PDF)
Division 55 Procedures (PDF) Proposed Orders
Court Call instructions (PDF) Court Reporter Qualifications (PDF)
Benchmark Scheduling instructions (PDF) Uniform Motion Calendar (PDF)
Internet Scheduling Rules (PDF) 2019 Trial Weeks and Docket Sounding Dates (PDF)
Procedures for Electronic Submission of Orders (PDF) 2020 Trial Weeks and Docket Sounding Dates (PDF)