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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||5/31/2000 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Kendall Sharp|
|Past post:||Fifth District Court of Appeal, Florida|
|Home State:||Bakersfield, CA|
|Bachelors:||Florida Southern College, B.A., 1968|
|Law School:||Florida State U. Law, J.D., 1971|
|Grad. School:||Florida Institute of Technology, M.A., 1993|
Early life and 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.
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 defend assisting poor and indigent clients in Florida's Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, from 1972 to 1976. In 1985, Antoon was appointed Circuit Court judge for Florida's Eighteenth Judicial Circuit 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's Fifth District Court of Appeal till his appointment to the Federal Bench in 2000.
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. Antoon was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 31, 2000.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Florida
Chief Judge: Anne Conway • Elizabeth Kovachevich • Steven Merryday • James Whittemore • John Antoon • John Steele • James S. Moody • Tim Corrigan • Virginia Covington • Marcia Howard • Mary Scriven • 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 • 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 • Sheri Chappell • Anthony E. Porcelli • Joel Toomey • Philip Lammens •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|