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Serving Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties

Judge Howard O. McGillin, Jr.

Divisions 27, 57
4010 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Circuit Judge Howard O. McGillin, Jr. was appointed to the bench in 2014. He earned an undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., a juris doctor from the University of Florida College of Law, and a Masters of Law in Military Law from the Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Va. He served for 24 years in the U.S. Army, including 15 years as a lawyer. After retiring as a colonel, he went into private practice. Judge McGillin presides over a Unified Family Court Division and Veterans Treatment Court at the Richard O. Watson Judicial Center in St. Augustine.

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The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids Judges from discussing pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case. Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the Judge.

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