Frank Quesada
Circuit Court Judge
Judicial Practice Preferences



J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1974
B.A., University of South Florida, 1971

Judicial Service

2000, Elected to a second six-year term as Circuit Court Judge
Elected to six-year term as Circuit Court Judge
1994, Appointed to the Circuit Court

Other Public Service

1974 - 1976, Assistant State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit
1970 - 1976, United States Army, Active Duty and Reserve

Community Service

Trustee, Tampa Preparatory School, 1995 - 1999
Board member - Juvenile Welfare Board, 1995 - 1996
Founding Board member - Daytop Village of Florida, 1990 - 1997
Salvation Army Correctional Services Advisory Committee, 1992-1993
Trustee, St. Paul's School, 1990 - 1991

Judicial Assignments

Administrative Judge, Unified Family Court 2001 - Present
Circuit Court Civil Division 1999 - 2001
Circuit Court Criminal Division 1998 - 1999
Administrative Judge, Criminal Division 1997
Administrative Judge, Juvenile Division 1995 - 1996
Circuit Court Criminal Division 1994

Bar Committees

St. Petersburg Bench and Bar Committee 1999 - Present
Director, Clearwater Bar Association 1991 - 1993

Private Practice of Law

Quesada & Burklin, P.A., 1991 - 1993
Law Offices of Frank Quesada, P.A., 1988 - 1990
Anderson,Thorn,Gross & Quesada, P.A., 1977 - 1987

Professional Activities

Master of Bench, American Inns of Court
President, Barney Masterson Inn of Court, 1997
Instrumental in development of Truancy Court for 6th Judicial Circuit
Instrumental in development of Pinellas County Teen Court


Board Certified by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy in criminal trial advocacy


"Penal Sanctions in the Construction Lien Law - Window of Unjust Vulnerability for Florida contractors." The Florida Bar Journal, February, 1991.*

"Double Jeopardy Analysis After Felix: What Is To Be Done In The Wake Of Grady's Demise?" The Champion, September, 1993.*

"Sentencing Guidelines for Organization Defendants with test cases and worksheets." Booklet published April 29, 1993 for environmental symposia of citrus growers in Florida.



545 First Avenue North, Rm. 417
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 582-7820

Office Information

Barbara Federspiel, Judicial Assistant