We are pleased to announce that the Honorable Lisa T. Munyon has been re-elected unopposed for another term as Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court. Governor Jeb Bush appointed Judge Munyon to the circuit bench in 2003. Initially assigned to the circuit criminal division, over the past 18 years, she has presided over many divisions in the Ninth Circuit. Judge Munyon has served as associate administrative judge in the criminal and civil divisions, and administrative judge in the criminal, domestic, civil, and business court divisions. She was first elected Chief Judge in 2021, becoming the circuit’s first female judge to hold the position.
Judge Munyon serves as the chair of the Florida Courts Technology Commission and as the secretary of the Florida Conference of Circuit court Judges. She is a member of the Trial Court Budget Commission and its Executive Committee and Funding Methodology Committee.
For her contributions to the community, Judge Munyon has received numerous awards, including the Florida Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence, the Orange County Bar Association’s James A. Glazebrook Memorial Bar Service Award, the Florida Association of Women Lawyer’s Jurist of the Year, and the American Board of Trial Advocates, Central Florida Chapter’s Trial Judge of the Year.
The Chief Judge has administrative authority over the entire circuit and is elected to this post every two years by their fellow judges.