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Judge Smith

Judge R. Lee Smith

Division 47
1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 1
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone (386) 313-4515
Fax (386) 437-7364

Judicial Assistant - Kenley Matejka

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 Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell.

Attorney direct scheduling in the Benchmark system is available.

Please download a copy of the Benchmark Scheduling Instructions and review prior to using the system. The document includes policies and procedures as well as step-by-step instructions for internet scheduling.

To schedule hearings for one hour or more, please contact Judicial Assistant Kenley Matejka at (386) 313-4515 or

To cancel a hearing, please email Do NOT submit a notice of cancellation to the Clerk until you have received confirmation from the Judicial Assistant.

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