Michael L. Bridenback

Mike Bridenback has served as Trial Court Administrator in the 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, Florida, since 1994. After graduating from Florida State University with a B.A. in Criminology in 1974, he worked with Governor Reuben Askew’s office and subsequently with the Office of State Court Administrators (OSCA). Mike also earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida State University. During his seventeen-year tenure with OSCA, he devoted time to the development of mediation services throughout the state, which is now an integral part of the court system. After several promotions within OSCA, he served as Chief of Court Services until his appointment as Court Administrator in the 13th Judicial Circuit.  Mike is a past board member of NACM,  served as Co-Chair of the Joint Technology Committee co-sponsored by NACM and COSCA , and was a member of the Executive Session for State Court Leaders in the 21st Century, a program sponsored by Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Mike has also provided consulting services in a wide range of topics to courts across the US and internationally.