The Honorable Adrian G. Soud

Circuit Judge Adrian G. Soud has served as a Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Florida since January 2009. In this capacity, Judge Soud has presided over cases in every division of the Fourth Circuit.

Presently, Judge Soud presides over Division CV-E of the Circuit Court, sitting in Duval County, where he hears civil cases and appeals from the Duval County Court. Previously, Judge Soud presided over Division A of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, sitting in Nassau County, hearing civil cases, probate and guardianship cases, juvenile cases, family law cases and appeals from the Nassau County Court. Prior thereto, Judge Soud presided in felony and family law divisions of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County.

In 2017, Judge Soud was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court as the State Courts System’s representative on the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, an independent organization overseeing the accreditation of law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Florida. In 2015, Judge Soud served as an Associate Judge of the First District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida. Additionally, in 2013, Judge Soud was recognized with the Judicial Victim Advocate of the Year Award by the Victim Assistance Advisory Council of the City of Jacksonville for ensuring the due process rights of victims of crime.

Judge Soud is a Master in The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court and The Robert M. Foster American Inn of Court. He also is a member of The Federalist Society.

Judge Soud began his legal career at Holland & Knight LLP. His general litigation practice included work in the areas of medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, product liability, maritime law and others. In late 2002, he joined his brother in legal practice as a partner in The Soud Law Firm, specializing in representing individuals in civil matters in state and federal court.

In the community, Judge Soud actively serves as a lecturer and curriculum contributor with The University of US, an organization providing scholarships to achieving high school students in Northeast Florida who participate in a six-month educational program teaching the foundational principles of our Constitution and the founding of our country. Judge Soud has provided lectures on such topics as the Bill of Rights and the constitutional pillars of federalism and the separation of powers (as set forth in The Federalist papers).

Judge Soud serves in his church as an adult Sunday School teacher, as he has for more than fourteen years. He previously has served as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Deacons.

While a young lawyer, Judge Soud served as a member of the Discovery Board of The Ronald McDonald House, an organization devoted to offering care, lodging and other support services for families with critically ill, chronically ill or seriously injured children being treated in Jacksonville.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Judge Soud obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1996 from the University of Florida, and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in 1999 from Stetson University
College of Law, where he was a member of the nationally recognized trial team.

Judge Soud and his wife Marcie have two children.

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