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
Current: Florida Trial Court Budget Commission
Previous: Administrative Criminal Law Judge- Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties
Previous: 14th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee- Member


Bay County 2024 Trial Schedule

Bay County 2025 Trial Schedule

Bay County Rules Related to Discovery Matters

Bay County Procedures Civil Division

Standing Civil Case Management Order

Form Order Requiring Good Faith Conferral

Form Order Directing Response to Discovery Motion

Order Regarding Summary Judgment Procedures

Order on Motion to Tax Costs and Award Fees

Order Granting Motion to Withdraw

Guidelines Regarding Privilege Logs and In Camera Review

Order Setting Cause for Trial and PTC Updated with PTCO and PTC