United States Eleventh Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following states:

11th Circuit  






Court of Appeals

The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States Court of Appeals. This court hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit and appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.

Judge Court Commission Race / Ethnicity Status Gender
Adalberto Jose Jordan Eleventh Circuit 2/17/2012 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Charles R. Wilson Eleventh Circuit 8/9/1999 African-American Active Male

District Courts

The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the District Courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters.

There are 94 federal district courts, including at least one district court in each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Three territories of the United States—the Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands—have District Courts that hear federal cases, including bankruptcy cases.

Judge Court Commission Race / Ethnicity Status Gender
Abdul K. Kallon Alabama (ND) 1/4/2010 African-American Active Male
Brian J. Davis Florida (MD) 12/26/2013 African-American Active Male
Carlos Eduardo Mendoza Florida (MD) 6/27/2014 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Cecilia M. Altonaga Florida (SD) 5/7/2003 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Charlene E. Honeywell Florida (MD) 11/12/2009 African-American Active Female
Clarence Cooper Georgia (ND) 5/9/1994 African-American Senior Status 2/9/09 Male
Darrin Phillip Gayles ± Florida (SD) 6/19/2014 African-American Active Male
Donald L. Graham Florida (SD) 9/16/1991 African-American Senior Status 12/15/13 Male
Eleanor Louise Ross Georgia (ND) 11/20/2014 African-American Active Female
Federico A. Moreno*** Florida (SD) 7/16/1990 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Henry Lee Adams Florida (MD) 11/24/1993 African-American Senior Status 4/8/10 Male
Horace T. Ward Georgia (ND) 12/6/1979 African-American Senior Status 12/31/93 Male
Jose Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Florida (SD) 7/28/1978 Hispanic/Latino Senior Status 11/30/96 Male
Jose E. Martinez Florida (SD) 9/17/2002 Hispanic/Latino Active Male
Leslie Joyce Abrams Georgia (MD) 11/20/2014 African-American Active Female
Marcia G. Cooke Florida (SD) 5/18/2004 African-American Active Female
Marcia Morales Howard Florida (MD) 2/20/2007 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
Mary Stenson Scriven Florida (MD) 9/30/2008 African-American Active Female
Myron H. Thompson Alabama (MD) 9/29/1980 African-American Senior Status 8/22/13 Male
Stephan P. Mickle Florida (ND) 5/22/1998 African-American Senior Status 6/22/11 Male
Steve C. Jones Georgia (ND) 3/3/2011 African-American Active Male
Virginia M. Hernandez Covington Florida (MD) 9/10/2004 Hispanic/Latino Active Female
W. Louis Sands Georgia (MD) 5/9/1994 African-American Senior Status 4/12/14 Male


CD - Central District ED - Eastern District MD - Middle District ND - Northern District SD - Southern District
WD - Western District ± LGBT *** Current Chief Judge

Data is based on information collected through July 31, 2015.


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