The Honorable Joseph G. Foster
Circuit JudgeCollier County Circuit Administrative Judge
Division Collier County
|General Civil (including Foreclosure)||33.3%|
|Probate & Guardianship||33.3%|
Judicial Assistant Didi
Phone (239) 252-4260
Collier County Courthouse
3315 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 204
Naples, FL 34112
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A native of Michigan, Judge Foster graduated from the University of Michigan in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in History. He attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he participated in the National Moot Court team and received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude in 1997.
Judge Foster practiced law in Cleveland, Ohio until 2000 when he moved to Southwest Florida. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Foster practiced civil trial law for fifteen years in the area of commercial and business litigation in state and federal courts in Ohio and Florida.
Judge Foster was elected to the Circuit Court bench by the voters of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in 2012 and re-elected without opposition in 2018.
Judge Foster is actively involved in the community. He is a graduate of the Cornerstone Class 39 of Leadership Florida, a proud graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2008, and has served in various capacities with the Collier County Bar Association, the Community Foundation of Collier County, the Ad Miller Chapter of Tiger Bay, the Housing Development Corporation of Southwest Florida, the Affordable Housing Commission of Collier County, Moorings Presbyterian Church, and the Michael R.N. McDonnell Inn of Court. Judge Foster was honored in 2006 as the Public Service Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and was appointed in 2012 to serve on the Canvassing Board for Collier County during the Presidential Preference Primary and the General Election, and served as an Associate Judge on the Second District Court of Appeals in April of 2017.
Judge Foster is married with two adult children.
Judge Foster is currently assigned to the civil, probate, and guardianship division in the Collier County Circuit Court, and serves as the Circuit Court Administrative Judge for Collier County.
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