|Current Court Information:|
|Florida Third District Court of Appeal|
|Past position:||Chief of Economic Crimes Section, US Attorney's Office|
|Home State:||Havana, Cuba|
|Bachelors:||Brown University, 1984|
|Law School:||Harvard Law School, 1987|
|Candidate for:||Third District Court of Appeal|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date:||November 6, 2012|
|Retention vote %:||77.1%|
Angel A. Cortiñas is a judge on the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. He was appointed to this position in 2005. He was retained by voters in 2006 and 2012. His current term expires in January of 2019.
Angel Cortinas graduated from Brown University in 1984 and went on to receive his law degree from Harvard in 1987.
Angel Cortinas began his legal career in 1987 as a law clerk for William M. Hoeveler of the U.S. District Court. After one year, he became an associate of the law firm Steel, Hector and Davis until 1990. He then became an Assistant U.S. Attorney working in the areas of Public Corruption, Economic Crimes, Environmental Crimes and Appellate Sections. In 1994, he left this position to work as a partner in the law firm Lehtinen, O’Donnell, Cortiñas, Vargas and Reiner. A year later, he returned to the position of Assistant U.S. Attorney. In 2003, he began working for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he served as Chief of the Economic Crimes Section. He held this position until his appointment to the Court of Appeal in 2005.
- See also: Florida judicial elections, 2012
Bar poll results
86% of Florida lawyers polled by the state Bar were in favor of Cortinas's retention.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Judge Cortiñas Bio
- ↑ 2006 General Election Result
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Florida Election Watch: Unofficial 2012 General Election Results - Judicial
- ↑ Florida Third District Court of Appeal
- ↑ Florida Division of Elections: Official November 6, 2012 General Election Results
- ↑ Florida Division of Elections: Angel A. Cortinas
- ↑ The Florida Bar, "Florida Bar Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Supreme Court Justices, Appellate Judges in Merit Retention Elections", September 7, 2012