James J. Goodman

Contact Information:

Bay County Courthouse
300 East Fourth Street
Panama City, Florida 32401
(850) 747-5320: Office
(850) 747-5159: Fax


Judicial Assistant: Mira Phillips


Judicial Assignment

September 2017- December 2018: Gulf County & Bay Family Division
January 2019- December 2021: Jackson County
January 2022 - Present: Bay County Civil Division



Balch & Bingham, LLP (Associate 2003-2006)
Denver Broncos (Personnel/Assistant General Manager 2006-2009)
Private Practice (2010-2017)



University of Florida, B.S. in Business Administration (2000)
Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (2003)


Professional Activities:

Current: Administrative Civil Judge- Circuit Wide
Previous: Administrative Criminal Law Judge- Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties
Previous: 14th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee- Member


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Bay County Rules Related to Discovery Matters

Bay County Scheduling Procedures Civil Division