Judge Judith (Judy) Campbell was appointed as a Volusia County Judge in 2012. She has served on both the criminal and civil bench during her tenure as a judge. Judge Campbell also presided for several years over DUI Court, an accountability court dedicated to changing the behavior of repeat DUI offenders.
Judge Campbell is active in her community. She has mentored numerous Take Stock in Children high school students and previously was a member on the Take Stock in Children Leadership Board. Judge Judy is on the Board of Directors for Avenues 12, a group of sober living facilities for women in recovery. As co-chair for the Community Service Committee for the Daytona Beach West Rotary Club, Judge Campbell exemplifies the Rotary motto – Service above Self. Volunteering as a Teen Court Judge, Judge Judy shares her jurist wisdom with teen defendants, advocates and jurors. She is a member of Tiger Bay and the Volusia County Bar Association.
In 2016, Judge Judy was the recipient of the Woman of the Year in Public Service and Government by Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men. She was given the Vocational Service award for outstanding community service by Rotary District 6970 for 2015.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Campbell was the Division Chief of the Flagler County Public Defender's Office where in addition to managing the administrative duties of the office, she carried a full docket and was a member of the Flagler County Drug Court Team.
As an attorney, Judge Campbell was the recipient of the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Award for the 7th Judicial Circuit for a legal advice clinic she founded and managed for six years, donating over 1200 pro bono hours. Judge Judy won the Young Gun Award for the most trial wins, the Gun Slinger Award for trial advocacy and professional representation of clients along with the Capture the Flag Award for professional excellence.
Judge Campbell graduated from the University of Florida, College of Law with honors where she won the book award (highest grade) for Consumer Law. She also received her bachelor's degree with honors in Spanish Education from the University of Florida.
Judge Judy is married, the mother of two wonderful children and the grandmother to two adorable grandchildren. She and her husband reside in Port Orange with their two rescue dogs - a bull mastiff/lab and a golden (non) retriever. Judge Campbell enjoys fitness, knitting and travel. She has been on several mission trips to Central America where she served as a translator.
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