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Michelle Sisco



Year elected to the bench:   2002 - Appointed County Court Judge by Governor Bush
2004 - Elected
2005 - Appointed Circuit Court Judge by Governor Bush
2008 - Elected
2014 - Elected
Previous Assignments: County Criminal, Division B
County Civil and Domestic Violence - Plant City
County Civil, Division H
Circuit Criminal, Division B
Juvenile Delinquency, Division F
Post-Conviction Relief, Division J
General Civil, Division D
Current Assignments: Trial Division I – Criminal Justice & General Civil;
Post-Conviction Relief, Division J



Law School: University of Florida 1991

Undergraduate:Vanderbilt University 1988


Judge Michelle Sisco is a graduate of H.B. Plant High School, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Florida College of Law. After graduating from law school in 1991, Judge Sisco was hired by Bill James as an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County. During Judge Sisco’s 6 years at the State Attorney’s Office, she prosecuted thousands of cases, ranging from DUI and juvenile offenses up to armed robbery, drug trafficking and first-degree murder. Judge Sisco was the Deputy Chief of Felony Division A, when she left the State Attorney’s Office in 1998 to join the law firm of Trombley & Hanes. Judge Sisco was with Trombley & Hanes for over 4 years, and during that time practiced white-collar criminal defense and civil law. Judge Sisco is board-certified in criminal trial practice and is also a former legal intern for United States District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich. Judge Sisco was originally appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the bench in August of 2002. Judge Sisco has presided over Criminal, Civil, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Delinquency and Post Conviction Relief divisions. Judge Sisco is currently assigned to Trial Division 1 and Post-Conviction Relief, Division J.


Member of Sacred Heart Church

Junior League Community Advisory Board (former)

Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay (former)

Kappa Delta House Corporation Board (Delta Eta Chapter) - President


Florida Bar Association

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court
Herbert G. Goldberg Criminal Law Inn of Court (former)
Vice Chairman of the Constitutional Judiciary Committee of the Florida Bar