Hon. Dawn Caloca-Johnson

  (850) 926-0917

  (850) 926-0933 (fax)

Judicial Biography

  • Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit: April 2009- Present
  • Magistrate/Hearing Officer, Second Judicial Circuit: 1998-2008


  • Florida State College of Law, J.D. with Honors, 1992
  • Jacksonville University, B.S. Management, Magna Cum Laude, 1986
  • Minor Aviation Management including Pilot's License


  • Madsen, Goldman & Holcomb, LLC
  • Dawn Caloca-Johnson, P.A.
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Bernstein & Caloca-Johnson, P.A.
  • Collins, Shipman & Lucas, P.A.

Professional Activities

  • Supreme Court Trial Court Performance and Accountability Commission: 2010-2012
  • Chair, Supreme Court Workgroup on Self Help Representation
  • Tallahassee Bar Association 1999-Present
  • Tallahassee Legal Aid Foundation, 2000-present. President, 2006, President Elect 2005, Treasurer 2002-2005.
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers: 1992-present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association: 2005-present
  • Tallahassee Barristers: 2007-present
  • William H. Stafford Inn of Court: 2002-present
  • Florida Government Bar Association: 2007-present

Community Involvement

  • Justice Teaching Volunteer
  • Florida Bar "Stand in the Gap" Lecturer
  • Science Fair Judge: Chaires Elementary Science Fair
  • Judge: FSU College of Law Moot Court Finals
  • Teen Court Volunteer Judge


  • Married to Ken Johnson
  • Mother of two children

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