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Judge J. Gordon Shuler

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Judicial Assistant Teresa Evans

Judicial Biography

» Franklin County Judge 2019 to Present – Civil Traffic; Criminal Traffic; Civil up to $30,000; Misdemeanor.

» Acting Circuit Judge for Marchman Act and Baker Act petitions; uncontested dissolution of marriage, paternity, and name change; and, as assigned on contested Circuit Court matters.

» Second Circuit Representative of Conference of County Court Judges of Florida 2020 to present.


» Apalachicola High School
   Graduated 1979

» Florida State University
   Graduated 1984 – Double Major (BS) in History and Political Science

» Florida State University College of Law
   Graduated Cum Laude 1987


» Private Practice with Shuler and Shuler 1987 – 2009; J. Gordon Shuler, P.A. (solo practitioner) 2010 – 2018.

» Third generation attorney.

» General practice with focus on criminal defense and family law. Also handled real estate, probate, federal criminal defense, appeals, and various other matters.


» Member of The Florida Bar 1987 to present

» United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

» Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Advisory Board

Personal Information

» Active Member of First Baptist Church of Apalachicola

» Birthdate – August 20, 1961

» Lifelong resident of Franklin County

» Three children: Krystal, Kayla and Kelsey