Judge William L. Roby

Circuit Judge Roby
Circuit Judge
Appellate, Civil
Office Address
100 East Ocean Blvd. Suite A353. Stuart, FL 34994
Judicial Assistant
Elizabeth Hamilton

All Civil Jury Trial Cases and Mortgage Foreclosure Cases; Assist with Civil Non-Jury Cases.



  • BA Administrative Office Cum Laude Of Northern Iowa 1982
  • J.D. Creighton University School of Law 1985

Judicial Experience

  • Appointed by Governor Bush on Jan. 21, 2000
  • Elected 2002, 2008
  • 19th Circuit Family Administrative Judge, 2001-2003
  • 19th Circuit Civil Administrative Judge, 2003-2004
  • 19th Circuit Chief Judge, Dec 2004 - July 2009
  • Service as Family, Civil, Juvenile,Felony and Drug Court Judge in all four Counties
  • Chair Justice Teaching 19th Judicial Circuit
  • Chair-19th Circuit Bench/Bar Committee, 2000-2004
  • Trial Court Budget Commission, 2002-Dec 2008
  • Supreme Court Certified Diversity Trainer

Legal Experience

  • 1985-2000 AV Rated,Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Board Certified Business Litigation (Board Cert. inactive)


  • Children Services Council of St. Lucie County- Member 2000-2002
  • President Martin County YMCA 1996-98
  • YMCA Easter House Project Chair 1995-96
  • Chair YMCA Easter House Ticket Sales 1994-95
  • YMCA Board of Directors 1989-present
  • Foundation for Florida’s Future- Martin County Chair 1995-2000

Florida Bar

  • Judicial Administration, Selection, and Tenure Committee,1994-2000
    • Chairman, 1999-2000
    • Vice Chair 1998-1999
  • Prepaid Legal Services Committee 1993-94
  • Annual Convention/Meeting Committee 1991-93
  • 19th Judicial Circuit- Appointments by the Florida Bar
    • Grievance Committee 1997-2000
    • Chair-2000 , Vice-Chair and Acting Chair 1998-99
    • Attorney Fee Arbitration 1996-98
    • 2009 Florida Bar YLD Jurist of the Year

Martin County Bar

  • President 1998-99
  • Vice President 1997-98
  • Secretary 1996-97
  • Treasurer 1995-96
  • Young Lawyers Section President 1991-93
  • Chair Law Week Committee 1991-93
  • Chair Justice Teaching Commitee 2007-to present

Justice Major B. Harding Inns of Court

  • Founding member
  • Master 2003-to present
  • President 2005
  • Vice President 2003-04

Judicial Teaching Experience

  • Family Faculty AJS 2003-2005
  • Family Faculty Circuit Judges Conference 2004-2009
  • Family Faculty New Judge College 2008-2009
  • Civil Trial Faculty Florida Judicial College 2009-2010
  • Certified Diversity Trainer 2011-Present
Additional Information

FAX #: To be used only upon approval by Judicial Assistant.

UMC Hearings

5-10 minutes at any Civil UMC date and time.

Civil Motions up to one hour

(Evidentiary and Non-evidentiary) at any time indicated as “Civil Special Set”.

Civil - Set with Judicial Assistant

Hearings requiring more than one hour: Any hearing requiring more than one hour must be scheduled by contacting the Judicial Assistant. You must know the amount of time both parties will require for the hearing before contacting the judicial assistant.

Notice of Hearing

Your notice of hearing must contain a Certificate that states the matter has been coordinated with the opposing party/counsel and that you have contacted opposing counsel in an effort to resolve the issue(s), however, the matter cannot be resolved and a hearing is necessary. (Note: the special certification requirements for discovery disputes).

Please note

Calendars will be posted as soon as available and will be updated when necessary. Please be sure to check the calendars frequently. DO NOT contact the Judicial Assistant to inquire when a calendar will be posted.