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James Cohn
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #18
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   8/1/2003 - Present
Preceded by:   116 Stat. 1758
Personal History
Born:   1948
Hometown:   Montgomery, AL
Undergraduate:   University of Alabama, B.A., 1971
Law School:   Samford U. Law, 1974
Military service:   U.S. Army Reserves 1972-1975

James I. Cohn is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, Cohn was a Circuit Court Judge in 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Cohn graduated from the University of Alabama with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in 1974.[1]

Professional career

Cohn started his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in the Broward County, Florida Public Defender's Office. Cohn later served as Assistant State Attorney in the Broward County, Florida State Attorney's Office. In 1978, Cohn entered private practice in the State of Florida, and in 1995 became a Circuit Court Judge in 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. Cohn served in that capacity until his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2003.[1]

Military service

Cohn served in the Alabama National Guard from 1970 to 1972; the United States Army Reserves from 1972 to 1975; and the Army National Guard in Florida from 1975 to 1976.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Florida

Cohn was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003 to a new judgeship created by 116 Stat. 1758, which was approved by Congress. Cohn was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 2003 and received commission on August 1, 2003.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Southern District of Florida
2003–Current
Seat #18
Succeeded by:
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