Circuit Court

Claims of $15,000 and above are the responsibility of Circuit Civil

Auto Negligence

All matters resulting from personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death arising out of a party's alleged negligent operation of a motor vehicle, as defined in section 316.003, Florida Statutes. That is, any self-propelled vehicle not operated upon rails or guideway, not including bicycles or mopeds. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Automobiles
  • Trucks
  • Buses
  • Motorcycles

Other Negligence

All matters relating to liability lawsuits involving negligence related death, injury, or damage to or property interests, including claims for statutory relief on account of death or injury, and including but not limited to:

  • Watercraft
  • Asbestos-related diseases

Professional Malpractice

All medical, legal, or other professional malpractice lawsuits.

Product Liability

All matters involving the alleged responsibility of the manufacturer or seller of an article for an injury caused to persons or property by a defect in, or condition of, the article sold, or an alleged breach of duty to provide suitable instructions to prevent injury.


All civil lawsuits are pursuant to Chapter 718, Florida Statutes. A condominium association (not a condominium unit) must be a party in the lawsuit.

Contract and Indebtedness

All contract actions and all actions relating to promissory notes and other debts, including those arising from the sale of goods, and including, but not limited to:

  • Uniform commercial code litigation
  • Open account
  • Money lent
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of lease agreement
  • Breach of insurance contract
  • Construction liens (formerly mechanics liens)
  • Evictions

Real Property / Mortgage Foreclosure

All matters relating to the possession, title, and boundaries of real property including:

  • Purchase
  • Partition
  • Quieting title and removing encumbrances
  • Seals reformation
  • Rescissions and cancellation
  • Ejectment actions
  • All matters relating to the involvement of legal and equitable liens against real property including foreclosures and sales, and foreclosures associated with condominiums

Eminent Domain

All matters relating to the taking of private property for public use including inverse condemnation by state agencies, political subdivisions, and public service corporations.

Enforcement of Lien By Sale of Motor Vehicle

Florida Statute 713.585
A person claiming a lien under s. 713.58 for performing labor or services on a motor vehicle.

Other Civil

All civil matters are not included in the previously described categories. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Declaratory judgments
  • Injunctions
  • Administrative agency appeals
  • Bond estreatures
  • Replevins
  • Habeas corpus proceedings
  • Forfeitures
  • Interpleader