Chief Judge Melissa G. Olin

Admitted to the Florida Bar, 2009
Chief Judge 2023 – Present
Circuit Judge: January 2019 – Present

Judicial Assignments


  • Circuit Criminal
    Div. A – defendant last name A-K
  • Circuit Civil
    One-half of all cases


  • Circuit Criminal
    All Circuit Criminal cases
Juris Doctor: University of
Florida, Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, FL
Associate of Arts:
Lake City Community College
Mailing Address
173 N.E. Hernando Avenue
Room 239
Lake City, FL. 32055
Phone: 386-719-1478
Fax: 386-758-1188
Judicial Assistant: Alisha Newman-Ross

Preferences and Procedures


*Any judge in the Third Judicial Circuit may be assigned any case type from any county upon a recusal or disqualification by the regularly assigned judge.

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