Honorable D. Ryan Felix

Honorable D. Ryan Felix

Circuit Court Judge

Cases Assigned to Judge Felix will be reassigned on January 1, 2024. Visit the County Division C Change page for more information
View Calendars and Forms for Circuit Civil Division BJudge Felix’s calendars and forms are available from the link above and are located on our Civil Division page

Judicial Service

Began service on the County Court Bench in May 2023. Elevated to the Circuit Court Bench in October 2023. Judge Felix currently serves as a Circuit Court Judge in Manatee County. He presides over the civil division.

Background & Education

Judge Felix received his high school diploma from Venice High School, undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, 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. As an Assistant State Attorney, he was assigned to prosecute all crimes committed upon children. In 2019, he was named Child Advocate of the Year.

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