Senior Coverage Judge 8

Judicial Assistant: Cheryl DeMarco
Office: (352) 742-4218
Fax: 352-742-4219

Circuit Judge, Larry Metz retired on July 14, 2023.

His Judicial Assistant, Cheryl DeMarco, will still be handling this docket.

We will have several senior judges covering THIS docket, until the Governor appoints Judge Metz’s replacement.

As a result, we are now calling this group of coverage judges “Senior Coverage Judge 8”.

We ask that you put this on the signature line of all proposed orders for this docket.

These Judges will be covering ALL Circuit Civil, Circuit Criminal (01 Docket), and Probate cases previously assigned to Circuit Judge Metz.

Cheryl DeMarco will still be the Judicial Assistant handling this docket.

At this time, they are not accepting proposed orders via email.

Please mail hard copies, of all orders (with a cover letter), to the attention of Cheryl DeMarco at 550 W Main St, Tavares, FL 32778.

Please contact Cheryl DeMarco at for ALL scheduling of ALL CIVIL (CA), PROBATE (CP), and CRIMINAL (CF) hearings.

*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.