Adalberto Jordan

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Adalberto Jordan
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Current Court Information:
Eleventh Circuit
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   95-5
Active:   2/15/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   Susan Black
Past post:   Southern District of Florida
Past term:   9/9/1999 - 2/15/2012
Personal History
Born:   1961
Hometown:   Havana, Cuba
Undergraduate:   U. of Miami, B.A., 1984
Law School:   U. of Miami, J.D., 1987



Adalberto Jose Jordan is an Article III federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He joined the court in 2012 after an appointment from Barack Obama. At the time of appointment, Jordan served as a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Jordan joined the district court in September 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to appointment, Jordan was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.[1][2]

Early life and education

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1961, Jordan graduated from the University of Miami-Florida with his bachelor's degree in 1984 and with his Juris Doctor degree in 1987.[1]

Professional career

  • 1998-1999: Chief, Appellate Division
  • 1996-1998: Deputy Chief, Appellate Division

Judicial career

Eleventh Circuit

On August 2, 2011, Jordan was nominated by President Barack Obama to a post on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to fill the vacancy left by Susan Black on her retirement.[2] Obama commented on the nomination stating, “Judge Adalberto José Jordán will bring an unwavering commitment to fairness and judicial integrity to the federal bench. His impressive legal career is a testament to the kind of thoughtful and diligent judge he will be on the Eleventh Circuit. I am honored to nominate him today.”[3]

The Hispanic National Bar Association praised the nomination, saying, "It is high time that a Latino judge be appointed to the Eleventh Circuit, which serves one of the fastest-growing Latino population areas in the United States."[4]

He was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee on September 20, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[5]

Adalberto Jordan was confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 95-5 to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on February 15, 2012.[6]

Southern District of Florida

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Jordan was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida by President Bill Clinton on March 15, 1999 to a seat vacated by Lenore Nesbitt. Jordan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 8, 1999 with a super majority 93-1-6 senate vote; he received his commission on September 9, 1999. He left the court on February 15, 2012 due to elevation to the appellate courts.[7]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Lenore Nesbitt
Southern District of Florida
1999–2012
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Susan Black
Eleventh Circuit
2/15/2012–Present
Succeeded by:
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