Judge Monica J. Brasington

Judge Brasington

Judge Monica J. Brasington

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 – December, 2013 – Present
Administrative Judge – Circuit Civil, January 2017 – Present

Alachua: Circuit Civil Division K
Alachua: Division W (Extraordinary Writs)

Gilchrist: Circuit Civil
Gilchrist: Probate
Gilchrist: Mortgage Foreclosures
Gilchrist: Extraordinary Writs

Judicial Assistant

Ruby Dunaway


Phone: (352) 548-3793 *All phone messages should be left at this number*
Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center
201 East University Avenue, Room 415
Gainesville, FL 32601

Gilchrist County Courthouse
112 South Main Street
Trenton, Florida 32693
(352) 463-3421 (phone) *Please do not leave phone messages at this number*

Probate and Guardianship:

  • Proposed orders for Guardianship and Probate cases are not accepted via e-filing by the Clerk of Court. Motions should continue to be e-filed with the Clerk’s Office.
  • Guardianship proposed orders should be submitted by e-mail to: guardianship-orders@circuit8.org. Probate proposed orders should be submitted by e-mail to: probate-orders@circuit8.org. A courtesy copy of the motion, and a cover letter (if any), should accompany the proposed order. All proposed orders should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • All orders shall have a 2″ x 3.5″ blank space on the first page of the order in the upper right-hand corner. An example of an order with this space requirement can be found here.
  • All proposed orders should include a certificate of service at the bottom of the order. Please indicate the name of the party who is to receive the order, as well as that party’s e-mail/e-service address OR mailing address if a hard copy is required.
  • If there are any parties to the case requiring service by US mail, attorneys should submit pre-addressed, postage paid envelopes directly to the Judge’s office. When submitting envelopes, please make a note of the name and case number.
  • Orders will not be entered until the motion has been docketed and imaged by the Clerk.
  • If a hearing is required, please contact the Judicial Assistant.


Juris Doctor: University of Florida College of Law
Bachelor of Arts: University of Florida