Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts

Serving the Citizens of Brevard and Seminole Counties


The Honorable David E. Silverman

Division: 4 - Civil
Judicial AssistantAlexis Leclerc
Office: (321) 617-7284 | Email
Located at the Moore Justice Center Viera, Brevard


JACs Dockets & Calendars

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit provides the JACs (Judicial Automatic Calendar System). JACs online scheduling is for attorneys only and requires a login. It is important to review any policies and procedures that apply before contacting judges’ chambers. If you don’t see the docket you are looking for within the JACs list, please contact the Judicial Assistant.

NOTE: Not all of the judges post their calendars online. If your judge is not found on JACs you should contact the Judicial Assistant directly. Calendars are subject to change hourly, so check back frequently to guarantee accurate updates.


JACs Instructions


Attorneys Only (You will need your Florida Bar Number)


FOR ALL OTHER PLEASE NOTE: The JACS system was designed to work with bar license numbers only, as a way of tracking attorneys who schedule hearings. We will not be able to create a JACS account for you.

Luckily, JACS is only one of the many ways we have to schedule hearing dates in our Court. If you require a hearing date please use one of these methods:

  1. Work with opposing counsel and have them schedule a hearing on an agreed time/date.
  2. Contact the presiding judge’s Judicial Assistant for your scheduling needs. 
  3. File a motion requesting a hearing per the Florida Trial Court Rules.


Judge Silverman's Policies and Procedures (See Below)

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit provides procedural instructions for attorneys along with policies that may differ within the guidelines of the law between judges and county or circuit court.

Attorneys in both Brevard and Seminole have the resources offering many new facets of modern technology including but not limited to online scheduling, instructions, provider listings, policies and procedures and much more.

There are courtroom rules and policies governing all divisions of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court. All parties are expected to follow these rules.

Judge Silverman’s Policies and Procedures

Judge Silverman’s – Division 4 – Policies and Procedures




Juris Doctor

  • Loyola University School of Law ~ Graduated June, 1979 ~ Chicago, Illinois
  • Student Bar Association, 1st Year Class Representative ~ Honor Council, Member ~ Moot Court Board, Member

Bachelor of Arts

  • Emory University ~ Graduated June, 1976 ~ Atlanta, Georgia
  • Student Government Association, Senior Representative ~ Emory Wheel, News Editor ~ Political Science Honor Society, President

High School Diploma

  • Campion Jesuit High School ~ Graduated June, 1972 ~ Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin


  • Florida Bar Certified - Criminal Trial Law, Certification period - August 1, 1997 to July 31, 2022
  • Assistant Public Defender - March, 1994 to May, 1998 - Office of the Public Defender - Capital Division - Eighteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Brevard County, Florida - Defended capital cases for indigent clients 
  • David E. Silverman, P.A. - 1992 to 1994 - Melbourne, Florida - Sole practitioner in general legal practice
  • Krasny, Normile, Dettmer, Thompson and Jones, P.A., and Storms, Krasny, Normile and Dettmer, P.A. - 1987 to 1992 - Associate with law firm - emphasis on civil and criminal litigation
  • Conflicts Attorney - 1988 to 1989 - Represented indigent clients in criminal cases pursuant to contract with Brevard County
  • Assistant State Attorney - 1981 to 1986 - Office of the State Attorney - Eighteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Brevard County, Florida - Felony Division Chief - supervising attorneys in felony litigation - [For additional information about the Office of the State Attorney
  • Frank J. Mackey, Jr., P.A. and Sidney Z. Karasik, P.A. - 1979 to 1980 - Chicago, Illinois
  • Law Clerk and associate in appellate and personal injury practices


  • Elected September, 1998, Reelected without opposition 2004, 2010 and 2016, Term of Office January, 1999 through December, 2028
  • Current Assignment: Division IV, General County Jurisdiction (Criminal) - Moore Justice Center, Melbourne
  • Brevard County Administrative Judge, 2002 through 2004 - Facilitating the distribution of cases and the administration of the Brevard County Court
  • Brevard Canvassing Board, Former Chairman - Certifying electoral procedures in Brevard County
  • Conference of County Court Judges: Organization committed to promoting judicial excellence among county judges in Florida
    • Vice President, Former Vice President for 5th Judicial District - Elected July, 2006 to July, 2008
    • Representative, Current Representative for 18th Judicial Circuit - Elected July, 2015, Former Representative elected July, 2001 served to July, 2004
    • Criminal Law Bench Book Subcommittee, Chairperson, Editor of a bench book furnished to the Florida County Judges for criminal law by the Conference of County Court Judges
    • Education Committee, Former Co-Chairperson - Subcommittee responsible for proposing and developing and judicial education seminars for the Conference of County Court Judges
    • Community Service Committee, Former Co-Chairperson - Subcommittee to promote and enhance community service by county judges


  • Children's Home Society and Hacienda Girl's Ranch - Former President of Advisory Board to Brevard Chapter
  • Vassar B Carlton Inn of Court - Master, Barrister and Charter Member of Brevard Chapter of American Inns of Court - Current President
  • Brevard Community College - Former Legal writing instructor (2 semesters)
  • Brevard County High School Mock Trial Competition - Former Coordinator, Coach and Trial Judge
  • The Florida Bar, Current member of Law-Related Education Committee
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, President 2016 - 2018, Charter Member, former Mentoring Director, former Team Captain, former member Executive Board of Directors, Current member
  • Civilian - Military Community Relations Council - Current member
  • Brevard County Jail Oversight Committee - Former member of organization addressing issues with Brevard County Jail
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council - Former member of organization to recommend measures to the County Commission
  • Space Coast Community Law School - Vice Chair, Current Board Member of community-based organization making presentations on legal topics
  • Explorer Elementary and Middle School - Former member of board of directors of charter school
  • Brevard County Bar Association - Former member of committee to revise BCBA's web site


  • "Outstanding Jurist" - Brevard County Bar - 2009
    Recipient of "Volie Williams - Clarence T. Johnson, Jr., Outstanding Jurist Award" for 2009. Brevard County Bar Association's award given every two years to a judge for significant contribution to the bar.


  • Appointed by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to mentor and assist new judges.
    Mentor Judge of the Year - 2003 (First recipient of annual award given by the Florida Judicial College recognizing outstanding dedication and performance as a Mentor Judge President's Award - 2003)

  • Conference of County Court Judges - Summer Educational Seminar, 2003
    For significant contribution to judicial education and the revision to the Criminal Law Bench Book


  • Faculty Lecturer, Presentations to the Conference of County Court Judges on Judicial Ethics, Civil Jury Instructions, Public Housing Evictions, Handling Initial Appearance Proceedings, Managing Your Landlord-Tenant Caseload and Chairing an Election Canvassing Board.
  • Presentations to the New Judges College on Landlord/Tenant Law, 2002 - 2018 and 2011 - 2018 on Case Management
  • Presentations to the DUI Adjudication Lab on Daubert and Discovery in DUI Cases
  • The following represents selected presentations and not a complete list.
  • Justice Teaching Program, Team Captain, presentations for West Shore Junior and Senior High School, Melbourne, on The Bill of Rights and the First Amendment.
  • F.A.M.U. School of Law, Mediation; Contract Drafting
  • Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Common Mistakes in Legal Writing
  • Eastern Florida State College, Judicial Selection in Florida
  • Florida Institute of Technology, The Constitution and Contemporary Problems
  • Florida Creditor Bar Association, Judges' Pet Peeves
  • Regional Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne, Proposed Amendments to the Florida Constitution - 2018
  • National Business Institute, The Judicial View: What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know
  • Space Coast Community Law School, presentations on Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant Law, and The Constitution and the Structure of Our Government
  • Citizen's Academy, sponsored by West Melbourne Police Department, featured presenter at annual T. Mitchell Barlow Court Night presenting Anatomy of a Criminal Case
  • College of Advanced Judicial Studies, co-presenter of presentations on Landlord Tenant Law and on Jury Issues
  • Judicial Assistants' Association of Florida, presenter at an annual conference on The Ethics of Judicial Assistants
  • Military Order of the World Wars, presenter at a Youth Leadership Conference on Freedom in American and Presiding Judge at Mock Trial held at the conference
  • Melbourne Community Relations Council, guest presenter on Public Housing Evictions and recipient of Award of Appreciation
  • Trial Court Staff Attorneys - presentations on Landlord -Tenant Law to statewide organization of staff attorneys who assist trial judges
  • Florida Paralegal Association, presenter to statewide conference of paralegals on Our Constitution, Judicial Review, and the Amendment Process*
  • *America: At the Crossroads by JoAnna O'Keefe and displayed by her gracious permission.


Served as Associate Judge of the Fifth District Court of Appeal in June, 2014 by designation of the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court

            Principal author of majority opinion in R.L. Haines Const., LLC v. SantamariaFifth District Court of Appeal of Florida, September 19, 2014, 161 So.3d 528 2014.

            Authored more than 50 Orders published in Florida Law Weekly Supplement.  For several sample orders authored by Judge David E. Silverman click on  Orders and Opinions.

Moore Justice Center
Judge Silverman Holds Court at the Moore Justice Center in
Brevard County

2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-8006
(321) 617-7284

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