History of the Federal Judiciary

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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. Assumed senior status on August 5, 2016.

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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