Woody R. ClermontMunicipal Prosecutor
Education: Binghamton University, Vestal, New York (B.A. 1992); University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida (J.D. 2003); Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, New York (A.S. 2005); Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida (M.Sc. Econ. 2014, M.B.A. 2014). University of the People, Pasadena, California (A.S. 2018, High Honors). Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah (B.S.I.T.M. 2018); Mayville State University, Mayville, North Dakota (B.Sc. 2020); Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah (M.S.D.A. 2020).
Member: The Florida Bar; New Jersey State Bar Association.
Woody Clermont joined the City Attorney’s Office in May 2022. Mr. Clermont serves as one of the City’s Municipal Prosecutors. As such, he is responsible for the prosecution of criminal violations of the City's code of ordinances before the County Court in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Prior to joining the City, Mr. Clermont served as a Medicaid Fair Hearing Officer with the Agency for Health Care Administration.
Before his service with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Mr. Clermont was a Economic Analyst and Legislative Director with the Board of County Commissioners for Miami-Dade County serving in District 9 under Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee, Esq.
Mr. Clermont also served as an Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida for over a decade. In this capacity, he doubled as a Staff Attorney for the Judiciary, providing judges and the courts with procedural and substantive legal advice regarding the disposition of Family, Probate, Civil, Criminal, Appellate and Complex Business Litigation cases. Mr. Clermont received a “Going the Extra Mile” (G.E.M.) award from the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in 2012, for his work on cases under which the Governor signed a death warrant, and for which final Rule 3.851 motions and petitions for postconviction and collateral relief were brought by prisoners on the eve of execution.
Prior to his work with the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Mr. Clermont served for many years in the State Attorney’s Office for Miami-Dade County (SAO11), working as a County Training Attorney (CTA) for the Jail Division, an Assistant Chief (AC) of DUI and Traffic Prosecution for County Court, and a Division Chief (DC) in the Juvenile Division handling all Juvenile Sexual Battery prosecutions. In the Felony Divisions, Mr. Clermont, served as a C, B, and eventually A prosecutor, handling armed robberies, armed sexual battery cases, armed drug trafficking cases, and homicide prosecutions.
Mr. Clermont has served on the Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee, and the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee. Mr. Clermont has written legal articles published twice by the Florida Bar Journal, and also by the St. Thomas University Law Review, Nova Law Review, the Freedom Center Journal, the Appalachian Journal of Law, the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental Public Health, and the T.M. Cooley Law Review.
Mr. Clermont also serves his community with dedication as a proud lifetime member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.