Judge David P. Kreider

Judge Kredier

Judge David P. Kreider

The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids the judges of the Eighth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. If you have a comment to make, please mail it to the Clerk’s Office in the appropriate county. Please keep in mind that the Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in court and documents filed by actual parties to the case. They cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case, and they cannot give legal advice. Thank you.

Current Assignment

Circuit Judge, July 2014 – Present

Circuit-wide: Jimmy Ryce Cases (including Alachua County Division “R”)

Alachua: Circuit Criminal Division 1 (A-E)
Alachua: Division V Felony Forensics

Gilchrist: Circuit Criminal

Previous Assignment

County Court Judge, May 2010 – June 2014

Family Division DR 4
Division MG (Residential Mortgage Foreclosures)

Circuit Civil
Mortgage Foreclosures
Extraordinary Writs
Mental Health
Domestic Violence
Juvenile Dependency
Juvenile Delinquency

Division Procedures

Judicial Assistant

Debbie Spivey


Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center
220 South Main Street, Room A325
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 548-3709

Union County Courthouse
55 West Main Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054
(386) 496-4935 (Phone)
(386) 496-4981 (Fax)


Juris Doctor: University of Florida College of Law, 1992
Bachelor of Arts: University of Florida, 1989