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John Antoon

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John Antoon
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Station:   Orlando, FL
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   5/31/2000-6/3/2013
Senior:   6/3/2013-Present
Preceded by:   Kendall Sharp
Past post:   Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
Past term:   1995-2000
Personal History
Born:   1946
Hometown:   Bakersfield, CA
Undergraduate:   Florida Southern College, 1968
Law School:   Florida State U. Law, 1971
Grad. School:   Florida Institute of Technology, 1993

John Antoon II is an Article III federal judge serving on senior status for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He joined the court in 2000 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to nomination, Antoon was a Court of Appeals Judge for the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal. He assumed senior status on June 3, 2013.[1]

Education

A native of California, Antoon graduated from Florida Southern College with his bachelor's degree in 1968 and also earned his juris doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law in 1971 along with a Master's degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1993.[1]

Professional career

Antoon spent a majority of his pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney from 1971 to 1984 in the state of Florida. Also, Antoon worked on a part-time basis as a City Prosecutor for the City of Cocoa from 1971 to 1972 and also as a part-time Assistant Public Defender assisting poor and indigent clients within the jurisdiction of the Florida Eighteenth Circuit Court, from 1972 to 1976. In 1985, Antoon was appointed Circuit Court judge for the Florida Eighteenth Circuit Court and served as a circuit court judge until 1995 where he was appointed by Florida Governor Buddy MacKay as a Court of Appeals Judge for Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal till his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2000.

Judicial career

Middle District of Florida

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Antoon was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 9, 2000, to a seat vacated by Kendall Sharp as Sharp assumed senior status.[1] Antoon was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 31, 2000. On June 3, 2013, Judge John Antoon assumed senior status for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, where he had served for over 13 years.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Kendall Sharp
Middle District of Florida
2000–2013
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Carlos E. Mendoza


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