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Judge J. Michael Traynor

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

Judicial Assistant - Patty Hillis

Circuit Judge J. Michael Traynor was elected to the bench in 2000. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Florida and was a practicing attorney for more than 20 years before becoming a judge. His past judicial assignments include criminal, dependency, juvenile delinquency, family and probate. Judge Traynor currently presides over civil cases at the Richard O. Watson Judicial Center in St. Augustine.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective Jan. 2, 2017, Judge J. Michael Traynor will be moving to Division 55 (St. Johns – Circuit Civil) and Judge Howard M. Maltz will be moving to Division 56 (St. Johns - Circuit Felony). All Division 55 hearings to be scheduled for 2017 need to be scheduled using Benchmark scheduling.  Beginning with hearings on March 8, ALL FORECLOSURE HEARINGS MUST BE SET on Benchmark.  Please review the INTERNET SCHEDULING RULES.

Courtroom Decorum and Procedure Uniform Pretrial Procedures
Division 55 Procedures Proposed Orders
Court Call instructions Court Reporter Qualifications
Benchmark Scheduling instructions Memo re: Attorney for AIP compliance
Internet Scheduling Rules Uniform Motion Calendar
Procedures for Electronic Submission of Orders 2017 Trial Weeks and Docket Sounding Dates
  2018 Trial Weeks and Docket Sounding Dates