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Altonaga, Cecilia M.
Born 1962 in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 15, 2003, to a seat vacated by Shelby Highsmith. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 2003, and received commission on May 7, 2003.

Florida International University, B.A., 1983
Yale Law School, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:
Attorney, Dade County [Florida] Attorney's Office, 1986-1987
Law clerk, Hon. Edward B. Davis, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1987-1988
Assistant county attorney, Dade County, Florida, 1988-1996
Judge, Miami-Dade County [Florida] Court, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1996-1999
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1999-2003


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