Judge Singeltary

G. Richard Singeltary

Circuit Judge

Judicial Assistant: Heather Dabney Grinnell
Email: hgrinnell@circuit5.org
Office: 352-742-4209
Fax: 352-742-4210


Please MAIL your order(s) directly to our office, with a Cover Letter and a copy of your completed checklist – the checklist should be filed with the Clerk prior to submission. For more information regarding the checklist requirements for Lake County, please see Administrative Order L-2022-24, signed by our Administrative Judge on April 27, 2022.

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You are welcome to MAIL in your proposed order directly to our office, along with a cover letter, copy of your motion, copies to conform for EACH person listed on your Certificate of Service and self-addressed stamped envelopes.

Judge Singeltary does require a proper cover letter on all proposed orders. The letter should indicate if everyone agrees to this Order and/or if you have provided same to opposing counsel for their review.

NOTE: The Clerk will ONLY forward a copy of a signed order, if you MAIL it in with envelopes, as the Civil Clerks won’t (doesn’t have the ability to) email a copy to you.

*NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:* The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judges forbids the Judges of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with a Judge about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed by actual parties in the case as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case. Communications that do not meet these legal requirements cannot be forwarded to the Judges.

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