Chief Judge: Peter M. Weinstein
Judicial Assistant: Stacy McMenemy
Phone Number: (954) 831-5506
July 1, 2013 - Circuit Judge Peter M. Weinstein was elected, unopposed, to his second two-year term as Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida today. Judge Weinstein has served for more than 15 years on the judicial bench of the second-largest circuit court in the state of Florida.
Chief Judge Weinstein received his Bachelor's Degree from New York University and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Brooklyn Law School. He served as a legal officer in the United States Army, as a prosecutor for Broward County, and was in private practice for many years before being appointed to the 17th Circuit bench in 1998. He also served as a Florida Senator for 14 years. Judge Weinstein is married, with two sons and three grandchildren.