Judge Jason Emilios Dimitris
Judge Jason Emilios Dimitris
Judge Dimitris is a Circuit Court Judge presiding over the “Complex Trial Division” of Unified Family Court, which includes Family, Dependency, Delinquency and Domestic violence cases. Judge Dimitris has previously served in the Civil Division of Miami Dade County Court.
Before becoming a judge in 2013, Judge Dimitris held Florida statewide positions.
From 2010 to 2013 Judge Dimitris was General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer at the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) a 700 employee Florida agency that essentially handles the business operations of Florida government, including: human resources, retirement, health benefits, real estate, state purchasing, and telecommunications.
Judge Dimitris served from 2007 to 2010 as the Chief of Staff and Interim Inspector General for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) the Florida Social Services Department consisting of over 13,000 state employees.
Judge Dimitris began his legal career in Miami as a state, statewide, and then a federal prosecutor, and has tried nearly 50 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. As a prosecutor, Judge Dimitris specialized in technology and economic crimes and became the head of technology crimes and identity theft cases for the Florida Office of the Attorney General. Now, as a Circuit Judge, Judge Dimitris has been appointed by the Chief Judge as Chair of the 11th Judicial Circuit Technology Committee.
Judge Dimitris is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and teaches trial practice. Additionally, Judge Dimitris is the St. Thomas University School of Law Peter Fay Inn of Court President and helps organize and lead meetings of students and practitioners. The Inn is dedicated to professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence in the legal community. Judge Dimitris is a track leader at the Florida Circuit Court Judicial Conference and a track leader at Florida’s Advanced Judicial Studies School. Judge Dimitris teaches Florida’s new judges at Florida Judicial College. Judge Dimitris also regularly teaches judges, lawyers and practitioners throughout Florida and nationally and has enjoyed participation of nearly 1000 participants on numerous occasions.
Judge Dimitris has served for multiple years as the Chair of the Judicial Advisory Committee for KidSide, an organization that provides funding for free and reduced-fee services for children and families in Family Court. Because of KidSide, parents and children who can’t afford services have access to the support they need.
Judge Dimitris has served for several years as the Judicial Representative for the Community Based Care Alliance, which engages the child welfare community to address system challenges and opportunities to improve outcomes for families.
While a student at Stetson Law School, Judge Dimitris served as Editor-in-Chief of The Stetson Law Review. Before law school Judge Dimitris was a teacher of youth at risk for the Outward Bound School. Judge Dimitris is married and has two young daughters and a Weimaraner. Judge Dimitris has volunteered as a licensed emergency medical technician and firefighter for over twenty years. Judge Dimitris enjoys health and wellness and has completed three Ironman triathlons and nearly twenty marathons and has summited Mount Rainier.