The Honorable Debra Johnes Riva
Circuit Court Judge
Division Circuit Criminal Felony VI - Sarasota County
Chamber Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center
Judicial Assistant Laurie
Phone (941) 861-7941
Fax (941) 861-7912
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Began service on the Circuit Court Bench in January 2007
J.D. Nova Southeastern University - 1991
B.A. University of South Florida - 1988
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