The Honorable John L. Burns
Division Charlotte County - Division B
|Civil: County Civil||50%|
|Civil: Small Claims||50%|
|Civil Traffic Infractions||100%|
|Criminal Misdemeanor (A-L)||55%|
|Criminal Traffic (A-L)||55%|
|Criminal Domestic Violence Cases (A-L)||55%|
|Criminal OTSC's from Judge Alessandroni's Civil Cases||100%|
Judicial Assistant Terri
Phone (941) 637-2266
Charlotte County Justice Center
350 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
NEW COUNTY CIVIL STANDING ORDER WITH CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN
REMOTE APPEARANCE REQUESTS: Court proceedings with Judge Burns has returned to in-person appearances. All remote/telephonic requests will be considered, per the Rule, with Motion and Order. If granted, appearance will be via ZOOM (not telephonic) and Terri will insert the ZOOM information into your proposed order.
Additionally, Judge Burns is extending the courtesy of remote appearance without the requirement of Motion and Order, FOR ATTORNEYS ONLY, for the following dockets: Criminal Arraignment, Criminal Case Management Conference, Civil Traffic Arraignment; Civil Case Management Conference. Defendants are required to appear in person, unless Waiver (where permissible) is filed and viewable in the court file. Terri will email the ZOOM information to Attorneys of Record the day prior to the Hearing.
Effective immediately the Calendar Call docket is mandatory appearance for all Attorneys and Defendants. The courtesy ZOOM information will no longer include this docket.
SETTING HEARINGS: You may contact Terri directly for any and all hearing requests. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Please provide the case number, Motion, how much hearing time you’ll need, Plaintiff Attorney, Defense Attorney, your contact information.
PROPOSED ORDERS FOR JUDGE BURNS
All proposed orders for Judge Burns are to be e-filed through the e-portal at https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/default.aspx . For full instruction, please scroll down and click on “Judge Burns’ Downloads” then click on “E-FILING NEW PROCEDURES FOR ALL PROPOSED ORDERS”.
Judge Burns was appointed to the County Court bench in 2010. Since taking the bench he has presided over both County Court and Circuit Court dockets including: County Criminal, County Civil, Circuit Criminal, Circuit Civil, Juvenile, and Drug Court.
Prior to his appointment Judge Burns served as an Assistant State Attorney in Charlotte County from 1995 until his judicial appointment. While an Assistant State Attorney he held the positions of Misdemeanor Supervisor, Felony Track Leader, Chairman of the Crimes Against Children/ Special Victim’s Unit for the 20th Judicial Circuit, Felony Division Chief, and Assistant Office Head. For the majority of his career at the State Attorney’s Office he specialized in the prosecution of crimes against children including neglect, abuse, sexual abuse and child homicide cases.
Judge Burns received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. He also holds a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in Seattle Washington. He received his B.S. in Political Science from THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY in 1989. (Go Seminoles!!!)
Judge Burns was born and raised in Central N.Y. but has considered Florida his home since attending F.S.U. Judge Burns is married and has one child.
He is a diehard Seminole fan and an avid cyclist. He and his daughter love playing video games, board games and attending SciFi and Comic book conventions.