Honorable David Ryan Felix
County Court Judge
- Division County Civil and Criminal Division C - Sarasota County
- Chamber Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center
- Judicial Assistant Elenor
- Phone (941) 861-7962
- Fax (941) 861-7919
- Division Email Email County Court Division C
Began service on the County Court Bench in May 2023
Background & Education
Judge Felix currently serves as a Sarasota County Judge. He presides over county criminal and civil divisions.
Judge Felix was born and raised in Sarasota County. He attended Venice High School where he lettered in two sports. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville and law degree from the University of Cincinnati.
Before taking the bench, Judge Felix was a prosecutor at the Office of the State Attorney for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit for over 10 years. He was specifically assigned to prosecute all crimes committed upon children in Sarasota County. In 2019, he was named Child Advocate of the Year.
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