The Honorable Geoffrey H. Gentile

The Honorable Geoffrey H. Gentile

Circuit Judge

Administrative Judge Charlotte County

Division Charlotte County


Judicial Assistant Kimberly
Phone (941) 637-2257
Fax (941) 505-4760 Email

Mailing Address
Charlotte County Justice Center
350 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

All scheduled hearings will be conducted in Judge Gentile's virtual courtroom. Hearings will be conducted through video and telephone. Judge Gentile's virtual courtroom can be accessed here:

Judge Gentile's Zoom Instructions

PLEASE BE ADVISED that counsel and unrepresented parties shall follow Administrative Order No. 2.40 regarding the introduction and management of evidence in remote hearings for all evidentiary hearings and non-jury trials: /pdf/ao/ao_2_40.pdf

Parties and counsel are ordered to comply with the Best Practices as outlined. Any party or counsel may request to deviate from the Best Practices by motion, hearing and order. Florida Bar Recommended Best Practices for Remote Court Proceedings

Judge Gentile was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Venice (Florida) High school. Graduated from FSU undergrad in 1986 and FSU law school in 1991. Law practice included commercial, real estate and various insurance matters. Appointed to Circuit Bench in 2016, has served in Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties. Married since 1986 with three adult children.

Office Procedures Downloads
Circuit Civil Efile Instructions Powerpoint View
Electronic Submission of Orders and General Procedures View
Florida Bar Recommended Best Practices for Remote Court Proceedings View
Judge Gentile's JACS Procedures View
Judge Gentile's Procedure to Schedule a Hearing View
Judge Gentile's Proceudre to Submit Hearing Materials View
Judge Gentile's Courtroom Procedure for Jury Trial View
Orders Downloads
Case Management Plan and Order View
"FIGA/UPC/Family Security Extension of Stay Order to February 2024 View
Order Setting Residential Foreclosure Non-Jury Trial View
Standing Order for ALL Circuit Civil Cases View
Standing Order for Residential Foreclosure Cases View
Uniform Pretrial Conference Order View
Judge Gentile's Order of Referral to General Magistrate View
20th Circuit Administrative Orders Downloads
1.13 - Amended AO - Establishment and Implementation of Civil Case Management Plan View
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 1.19: Standing Orders and Civil Case Management Plans in Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases in Charlotte County, (7/27/15) View