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The Hon. Martha C. Adams

Judge Martha C. Adams was elected by the voters of Orange County in 2006. She is currently serving in the misdemeanor and criminal traffic division at the downtown courthouse and has served almost five years in this division.

Judge Adams holds a Juris Doctorate of Law degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is a graduate of Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Australian Studies.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Adams was an Assistant State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit for almost seven years. She also taught legal courses at the Police Academy and provided block training for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She served on the Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law committee and participated in both Orange and Osceola County’s Teen Court programs.

Judge Adams is currently a member of the Orange County Bar Association. She is also an active member of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association and the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association. Judge Adams has been a speaker at numerous events in the Central Florida community, including the University of Central Florida legal studies program. She is also active in the George C. Young First Central Florida American Inns of Court.

Ninth Judicial Circuit · 407-836-2072 · Contact by email

The Hon. Faye Allen

Judge Faye Allen was appointed to the bench in September 2005 by Gov. Jeb Bush. Judge Allen received her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University and her Juris Doctorate degree from Florida State University. Judge Allen is dedicated enhancing the legal profession through volunteerism and mentoring. She volunteers extensively with the OCBA Law Week Program, Pathways in Law and Justice Teaching. She is a former Teen Court Volunteer Judge. Judge Allen mentors young attorneys and law students through her involvement in various bar organizations including the Central Florida Association For Women Lawyers. She served as a volunteer mentor in the Orange County School System AVID Program at Olympia High School. She is active in the community and serves on several Boards including the Orange County Bar Association Foundation Board, and the DUI Review Board where she serves as Vice-Chair. She formerly served on the Orange County Alliance Board. In 2007 Judge Allen was selected as Jurist of the Year by the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. In the same year she was recognized as Woman of the Year in the areas of Government and Law by the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council. She is a member of several voluntary bar organizations. Judge Allen currently sits as a County Judge in the Civil Division.

Ninth Judicial Circuit · 407-836-2257 · Contact by email

Jeff Ashton

Mr. Ashton was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. After high school he obtained an Associates Degree from St. Petersburg Junior College, a Bachelors Degree and Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Florida. Upon graduation he was hired as an Assistant State Attorney in Orlando, Florida. In 1987 he was one of the prosecutors in a case that would forever change the way law enforcement investigates violent crime. The case of State vs. Tommie Andrews was the first case in the United State to use DNA evidence to convict a serial rapist. After a decade working his way through the various divisions of that office, he was called upon to create a homicide specialization unit where he worked for ten years prosecuting capital murder cases. In 2008 the prospect of groundbreaking scientific evidence brought him into the case of State vs. Casey Anthony; which brought him once again into the national spotlight. At the conclusion of that case he retired from his thirty year career as an Assistant State Attorney to become the author of the bestselling book “Imperfect Justice”, relating his experiences as one of the prosecutors in the Anthony case. After the release of his book he took on an even bigger challenge and once again answered the call to public service by submitting himself as a candidate for the office of State Attorney of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. On August 14th the voters elected him to the post, which he will assume on January 8, 2013.

State Attorney Elect · State Attorney's Office - Ninth Judicial Circuit · · Contact by email