Circuit Judge Linda L. Gaustad was elected to the bench in 2018. She was previously an assistant public defender in the appellate division and had been in private practice since 2002. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and her law degree from the University of Florida. Judge Gaustad currently hears juvenile delinquency, dependency and unified family court cases at the Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand.
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