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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
|Station:||Tampa Bay, FL|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||3/9/1982 - Present|
|Chief:||1996 - 2002|
|Preceded by:||George Young|
|Past post:||Florida Sixth Circuit Court|
|Home State:||Canton, IL|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Miami, B.A., 1958|
|Law School:||Stetson U. Law, J.D., 1961|
Early life and education
A Illinois native, Kovachevich moved to Florida to pursue her studies by attending St. Petersburg Junior College and graduating with an Associate's Degree in 1956 in addition to earning a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Miami in 1958 before earning her juris doctorate degree from the Stetson University College of Law in 1961.
Kovachevich started her legal career as a Research and administrative aide assisting legislators in the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation of the Florida State Legislature in 1961 before becoming a Private practice attorney licensed in the State of Florida later in 1961 until 1973. In 1973, Kovachevich was appointed Circuit Court Judge on Florida's Sixth Judicial Circuit until her appointment to the Federal Bench in 1982.
Middle District of Florida
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins, Kovachevich was nominated by Ronald Reagan on on January 26, 1982 to a seat vacated by George Young as Young assumed senior status. Kovachevich was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 4, 1982 on a Senate vote and received commission on March 9, 1982. Kovachevich has served as chief judge of the court working also as the lead administrative officers of the court from 1996 to 2002.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Florida
Chief Judge: Anne Conway • Elizabeth Kovachevich • Steven Merryday • James Whittemore • John Steele • James S. Moody • Tim Corrigan • Virginia Covington • Marcia Howard • Mary Scriven • Sheri Chappell • Charlene Honeywell • Roy Bale Dalton, Jr.
Patricia Fawsett • George Young • Howell Melton • William Castagna • John Moore • William Hodges • George Sharp • Harvey Schlesinger • Susan Bucklew • Henry Adams • Richard Lazzara • John Antoon • Gregory Presnell •
|Magistrate judges||Thomas G. Wilson • Thomas McCoun, III • David A. Baker • Elizabeth Jenkins • Mark Pizzo • Karla Spaulding • Doug Frazier • Thomas Morris • Greg Kelley • James Klindt • Monte Richardson • Anthony E. Porcelli • Joel Toomey • Philip Lammens •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|