History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

Education:
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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