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Disqualifying a Florida Trial Judge

If you are involved in a lawsuit, and you trying to get a sitting Florida Trial judge disqualified, there is a certain rule that needs to be followed that lays out the procedures for disqualifying the judge.

Disqualifying a Florida judge. Should you do it and do you know how to do it. Hello, my name is John Pankauski. I’m a trial attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida. The trial attorneys and appellate lawyers at Pankauski Hauser in downtown West Palm Beach have a state wide litigation and appellate practice and handle matters throughout the sunshine state. Are you involved in a lawsuit and the issue of disqualifying a judge has come up? In probate lawsuits, many times it does and sometimes for the wrong reasons. What many people don’t understand is that there is a specific rule on disqualifying a Florida trial judge that you need to understand. Rule 2.330. Remember, you don’t find this in the probate code, your don’t find it in the Florida rules of civil procedure, you find it in the judicial administration rules. Rule 2.330, that sets forth the rules, the criteria, the template for when and under what circumstances someone can move or ask a court to disqualify a trial judge.