History of the Federal Judiciary


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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.

Education:
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
County judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1996-1999
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1999-2003

 

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