Judge Charles W. Dodson
Judicial Assistant Lilly M. Crockett
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Judge Dodson is a native of Sneads, Florida. After graduating from Sneads High School in 1970, he received his college education at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and Florida State University. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law with high honors in 1976 and practiced civil trial law for 31 years before becoming a circuit judge. He was a Florida Bar Board Certified civil trial lawyer for 25 years before his election to the bench in 2008.
In 2009 and 2010 he presided over the juvenile delinquency docket in Leon County, in addition to handling a substantial case load on the family law docket. In 2011 and 2012 he presided over a felony division in Leon County. In 2012-2014 he was assigned to all Wakulla County circuit criminal and civil cases.
From 2014-2015, he was assigned to the juvenile delinquency docket in Leon County, in addition to handling a substantial case load in the civil division.
He is currently assigned to the civil division in Leon County.