The Honorable Erik Leontiev

The Honorable Erik Leontiev

Circuit Judge

Division Collier County

Unified Family Court/Juvenile Dependency100%
Unified Family Court/Juvenile Delinquency100%
Truancy Court100%
Crossover and Related Cases in Domestic Relations, Juvenile Delinquency, and Civil Domestic, Repeat, Dating Violence, Stalking & Sexual Violence As indicated under Rule 12.008 Fla. Fam. L.R.P.

Judicial Assistant Femi
Phone (239) 252-8132

Mailing Address
Collier County Government Complex
3315 Tamiami Trail E, Suite 402
Naples, FL 34112

Pursuant to Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC21-17, effective June 21, 2021, all Court proceedings will be conducted “in-person” at the Collier County Courthouse unless previously authorized by the Court to be conducted remotely.

Judge Leontiev’s Office


Proposed Orders – Shall be submitted electronically via the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal
  • Proposed Orders must be submitted in Word format
  • Please indicate on Motions/Proposed Orders whether they are Unopposed or Opposed

Virtual Appearance All parties requesting Zoom appearance, not previously granted, must do so by way of Motion to the Court
Scheduling If you are seeking to schedule a motion, please contact the Judicial Assistant at 239-252-8132. Please ensure that Motions are filed prior to attempting to schedule a Hearing.
    All hearings that require 45 minutes or more will be considered an extended hearing. The procedure for scheduling an extended hearing will be as follows:
    • The party seeking the extended hearing time shall file a Motion for Extended Hearing Time that sets forth:
      • The motion or motions to be heard and the date(s) said motions were filed,
      • The amount of extended hearing time being sought,
      • The reason why the moving party is seeking extended hearing time, and
      • The timeframe within which the moving party would like the hearing to be held
    • If the Motion for Extended Hearing Time is granted, the party seeking the extended hearing shall contact the Judicial Assistant at 239-252-8132 to seek hearing date/time options.
    • Extended Hearings are conducted in person, unless the party requesting virtual appearance files a Motion and said Motion is reviewed and granted by the Court.
Time Reserved The requesting party shall confer with opposing Counsel and agree to the time requested.
Continuances Motions to Continue must be submitted in writing. Motions should indicate whether the continuance requested is stipulated, and how far out the continuance is being requested. Please note that Motions to Continue, even if stipulated, are subject to review and discretion of the Court.
Cancellations Please file a Notice of Hearing Cancellation and contact the Judicial Assistant for Hearing cancellations.

In April of 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis elevated Judge Leontiev to serve on the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court after previously appointing him as Judge on the Lee County Court in 2021. During his tenure as County Judge, Leontiev presided over civil cases, evictions, small claims, and traffic infractions. Judge Leontiev also served as Chairman of the Lee County Canvassing Board for the 2022 Primary and General Elections.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Leontiev served 14 years as an Assistant State Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. He held positions in the Postconviction, Sexually Violent Predators, Special Victims, and Economic Crimes Units, prosecuting cases in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties.

Judge Leontiev received his bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Judge Leontiev is a first-generation American whose parents immigrated to the United States from Latin America. His father enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces and served in the military his entire career. Growing up a military brat, Judge Leontiev moved extensively, living in Europe, Central America, and three distinct regions of the United States before settling in South Florida in 1999.

Judge Leontiev is married and the proud father of seven children. When not on the bench, he enjoys reading, fishing, working on cars, and spending time outdoors with his family.

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