History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Cohn, James I.
Born 1948 in Montgomery, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 1, 2003, to a new seat authorized by 116 Stat. 1758. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 2003, and received commission on August 1, 2003.

Education:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1971
Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Alabama National Guard, 1970-1972
U.S. Army Reserve, 1972-1975
Florida Army National Guard, 1975-1976
Assistant public defender, Broward County, Florida, 1975
Assistant state attorney, Broward County, Florida, 1975-1978
Private practice, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1978-1995
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, 1995-2003

 

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