History of the Federal Judiciary

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Covington, Virginia Maria Hernandez
Born 1955 in Tampa, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 20, 2004, to a seat vacated by Ralph W. Nimmons, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on September 7, 2004, and received commission on September 10, 2004.

University of Tampa, B.S., 1976
University of Tampa, M.B.A., 1977
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
Trial attorney, Federal Trade Commission, 1980-1981
Assistant state attorney, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1982-1983
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Florida, 1983-2001; Civil Division, 1983-1988; chief, Asset Forfeiture Section, Criminal Division, 1989-2001
Judge, Florida District Court of Appeal, Second District, 2001-2004


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