Janet W. Behnke, P.A.
500 NE 8th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34470
Phone: 352-732-6464
Fax: 352-867-5111
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Janet W. Behnke

Janet W. Behnke

Member
Location:
Ocala, Florida
Phone:
352-732-6464
Fax:
352-867-5111
Email:

County Court Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Marion County, 1994-1995. Attorney, Marion County School Board, 1984-1994. Member: Florida Pari-Mutuel Commission, 1991-1992; State Advisory Committee for the Education of Exceptional Students, 1992-1994. Member: Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 2002-2007; Emeritus, 2007—; Master, D.R. Smith Inns of Court, 1999-2002, 2007—. Certified County and Circuit Civil Mediator; Federal Mediator, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Family Mediator

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified Family Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of Florida, School of Journalism and Communications, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S.J.M. - 1967
    • Major: Public Relations

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected one of Marion County's Ten Most Influential Women by the Ocala Star-Banner, 1987
  • Recognized for Distinguished Service to the Florida School Board Attorneys' Association, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida School Board Attorneys' Association, President, 1992
  • The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee, 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1991
  • The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1983 - 1991
  • Florida Education and Industry Coalition, 1986 - 1994
  • The Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board of Trustees, 1989 - 1994
  • Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce, President, 1981
  • Leadership Ocala Board of Regents, Chairperson (Founding Chair), 1987 - 1989
  • Heart of Florida Girl Scouts Council, Assistant Leader, 1992 - 1995; Leader - 1995 - 2000
  • Heart of Florida Girl Scouts Council, Outstanding Leader, Winner's Circle Service Unit, 1997 - 1998
  • Marion County Take Stock In Children, Mentor, 1997 - present; Leadership Council, 1997 - present
  • Marion County Bar Association, President, 1980
  • D.R. Smith American Inns Of Court, Master, 1999 - Present
  • Florida Pari-Mutual Commission, Member, 1991 - 1992
  • Florida Department of Education, Member, State Advisory Comm. for the Education of Exceptional Students, 1992 - 1994
  • Governor's Transition Task Force on Transportation, Chair, Right of Way and Corridor Protection Subcommittee, 1991
  • Marion County, Florida, County Court Judge, 1994 - 1995

Languages

  • English

My firm, Janet W. Behnke, P.A., is located in Ocala, Florida. I serve clients throughout Ocala and Marion County, The Villages, Gainesville and Alachua County, Citrus County, Hernando County, Lake County, Sumter County, Putnam County, Volusia County and Levy County.