Judge Denise R. Ferrero

Judge Ferrero

Judge Denise R. Ferrero

Zoom Guidelines



The Self-Help Center is temporarily closed to walk-in visitors until further notice out of an abundance of caution in response to the global outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Self-Help services are still available, and we encourage you to call 352-548-3781 or email our Self-Help staff at selfhelp@circuit8.org with further procedural questions.

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: January 2019 – Present

Alachua: Pro se cases assigned to all DR Divisions
Alachua: All Simplified Dissolutions
Alachua: Family Division AD (Adoption)
Alachua: Probate and Guardianship
Alachua: Mental Health Division “Q”
Alachua: Circuit Criminal Division V (Felony Forensics)

Union: Circuit Civil
Union: Mortgage Foreclosures
Union: Probate
Union: Extraordinary Writs
Union: Family
Union: Domestic Violence
Union: Juvenile Dependency

Previous Assignments

Alachua County Court Judge, January 2009 – December 2018
Administrative Judge – Alachua County Court, July 2011 – December 2018

Judicial Assistant

Raina Feagle


Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center
201 East University Avenue, Room 302
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 548-3700

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


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