Circuit Court Judge John D. Galluzzo is a Seminole County judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He was appointed by then-Governor Jeb Bush on August 10, 2006. He took office on Oct. 3 and replaced retired Seminole County Judge Gene Stephenson. In 2008, Judge Galluzzo was re-elected to a term that ends on January 5, 2015. He handled juvenile cases in the past and currently handles Seminole County felony cases. Judge Galluzzo received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in 1979 and his J.D. degree from the Nova Southeastern University Law Center in 1982. Judge Galluzzo is a former Assistant State Attorney in Seminole County. He then worked as a private practice criminal defense attorney until he was appointed to the Circuit Court in 2006.
Seminole County Judge John D. Galluzzo was the second judge assigned to the Trayvon Martin case after Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself. Judge Galluzzo had a conflict because of his personal and business relationship with Mark O'Mara. Judge Galluzzo specialized in criminal-defense work and was a former assistant state attorney in Sanford. He was certified as a criminal-trial lawyer in 1991. Judge Galluzzo stood up against the toll authority overturning approximately 7,000 citations in 2008 but the opinion was later overruled by the 5th DCA. Judge Galluzzo handles Seminole County family and civil cases. To contact Judge Galluzzo call his judicial assistant Mary Greene at 407-665-4299.