Judge Kristine Van Vorst

Judge Van Vorst

Judge Kristine Van Vorst

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

Alachua County Court Judge, September 2017 – Present

Alachua: County Civil Division V
Alachua: Civil Traffic

Alachua Criminal: Back-up Coverage Weeks 1 & 3 (Monday and Tuesday ONLY)


Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center
201 East University Avenue, Room 200
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 374-3644

Hearing Requests

Hearing requests are not accepted by telephone. Please email all hearing requests to  AllenA@circuit8.org


Juris Doctor: University of Florida College of Law, 2002
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, University of Florida, 1999

Statewide Committees and Appointments

Criminal Justice
Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee
Conference of County Court Judges Professional Relations Committee
Conference of County Court Judges Court Technology Committee
Conference of County Court Judges Problem Solving/Specialty Courts Committee
Conference of County Court Judges Small Claims Committee/Civil Rules Committee
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Planning Committee Member for Alachua County
Mediator Qualifications and Discipline Review Board-Northern Division
Statewide Circuit Opioid Expert for the Eighth Judicial Circuit

Judicial Assistant

Amber Allen, Alachua County Civil Division V
email: AllenA@circuit8.org
Phone: (352) 374-3644