The Honorable Gilbert Smith Jr.

The Honorable Gilbert Smith Jr.

Circuit Court Judge

  • Division Circuit Juvenile Division J - Manatee County
  • Chamber Manatee County Judicial Center
  • Courtroom 5C
  • Requirements & Information
  • Judicial Assistant Donna
  • Phone (941) 749-3631
  • Fax (941) 749-3684

Judicial Service

Began service on the Circuit Court Bench in January 2009


J.D. University of the Pacific - 1986
B.A. University of South Florida - 1974

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