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Jessica Recksiedler

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Jessica Recksiedler
Current Court Information:
Florida Eighteenth Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Active:   1/2011 - 1/2/2017
Past position:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Florida State University, 1994
Law School:   Stetson University College of Law, 1997
Jessica Recksiedler is a Seminole County judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She was elected to this position on November 2, 2010 to a six-year term that ends on January 2, 2017.[1][2]


Recksiedler received her B.S. degree (in Accounting) from Florida State University in 1994 and her J.D. degree from the Stetson University College of Law in 1997.[3]


Recksiedler is a former assistant state attorney. She worked as a private practice attorney, handling both criminal and civil cases, prior to her election to the circuit court in 2010.[3][4]

2010 election

Recksiedler won 48.1% of the vote in the primary election. She then defeated Oscar Hotusing with 57.4% of the vote in the general election.[5][1][6]

Main article: Florida judicial elections, 2010

Notable cases

In 2012, Judge Recksiedler was assigned to the Trayvon Martin shooting case, which made headlines across the nation. After the defense attorney for George Zimmerman (the accused) raised conflict on interest, the judge recused herself from the case.[7] Judge Debra Steinberg Nelson ended up presiding over the case instead.

To read the press release, visit: Florida Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Press Release: "Media update: State v. Zimmerman," April 18, 2012.

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