Judge Phillip A. Pena

Judge Pena

Judge Phillip A. Pena

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 2015 – Present

Alachua: Circuit Criminal Division II (F-K)
Alachua: Division VIII Veterans Treatment Court

Baker: Circuit Criminal

Circuit-wide: Extraordinary and Unusual Case Compensation (F.S. 27.5304(12)(a))

Previous Assignments

County Court Judge, April 2012 – December 2014

Alachua: Division VII Felony Adult Drug Court

Gilchrist: Circuit Criminal

Union: Circuit Criminal

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

Judicial Assistant

Kelsey Wable


Alachua County Criminal Justice Center
220 South Main Street, Room A303
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 548-3775 (phone)

Baker County Courthouse
339 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-0216 (Phone) (904) 259-0218 (Fax)


Juris Doctor: Florida State University, 1996
Bachelor of Arts: University of Florida, 1992