Lawrence A. Jacobs

Lawrence A. Jacobs

Circuit Court

  • Divisions
    • General Magistrate / Hearing Officer - Sarasota County
    • General Magistrate / Hearing Officer - Desoto County
  • Chamber Sarasota County Justice Center
  • Courtroom 4
  • Requirements & Information
  • Magistrate Assistant Shelia Bing
  • Phone (941) 861-4871


Appointed to Hearing Officer – April 11, 2023


J.D. Stetson University College of Law – 1977

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