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Wilfredo Martinez
Court Information:
Orange County Court, Florida
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Lawton Chiles
Active:   1998 - 1/8/2019
Past post:   Self-employed attorney in private practice
Past term:   1990 - 1998
Personal History
Born:   May 17, 1955
Hometown:   Puerto Rico
Undergraduate:   Yale University, 1979
Law School:   New York University School of Law, 1982
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Orange County Court
State:  Florida
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Wilfredo Martinez is a county judge of the Orange County Court of Florida. He was appointed by Gov. Lawton Chiles in 1998. His current term expires on January 8, 2019.[1][2]


Martinez received his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1979 and his J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law in 1982. He was admitted to the Bar in 1984.[1][2]


Martinez began his career as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. He then worked for a private law firm and as corporate counsel. In 1990, he started his own law practice, specializing in business and real estate law. He was appointed to the County Court in 1998.[3]

Awards and associations


  • Judiciary of the Year Award - The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida (January 2011)
  • Don Quixote Excellence Award - Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (December 2007)
  • Leadership Excellence Award - Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida (March 2003)
  • Board of Directors Award - YMCA Achievers (October 2002)[4]


  • The Florida Bar
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Children and Family Services Advisory Board
  • Orlando Science Center Diversity Board
  • Inns of Court of Central Florida[2]

2012 election

Martinez was unopposed and automatically re-elected following the Nov. 6, 2012 general election.[5][6]

See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012

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