The Hon. John I. Guy is a judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Rick Scott in 2015, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Mallory D. Cooper.
The 4th Judicial Circuit encompasses Clay County, Duval County, and Nassau County. Guy has held assignments in Duval County, presiding over cases in the Family Division.
Guy earned a bachelor’s degree in sports psychology from the University of Florida. He then completed a J.D. at the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, in 1992.
After graduating from law school, Guy began his legal career as an assistant state attorney in the Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. He served in that capacity for twenty-two years, gaining state-wide recognition for his role in prosecuting the George Zimmerman case.
His memberships have included the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Judicial Relations Committee and the Fourth Judicial Circuit's Pro Bono Committee. He has also been involved with the Florida Family Law American Inn of Court and the Take Stock in Children Program.
He has lectured at the Florida Coastal School of Law, the National District Attorneys Association, the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys.
Raised in Washington, D.C., Guy moved to Jacksonville, Florida, with his mother after his parent’s divorce. He attended Alfred I. DuPont Middle School and Samuel W. Wolfson High School.