Who is Judge Aileen Cannon?

Former President Donald Trump was indicted for a second time in June 2023 over his handling of classified documents.

He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has reportedly appointed a federal judge in Florida to oversee the case.

Aileen Cannon has made a name for herself as a lawyer


Aileen Cannon has made a name for herself as a lawyerPhoto credit: Rex

Who is Judge Aileen Cannon?

Aileen Cannon is a Colombian-born American attorney serving as a United States District Judge in the Southern District of Florida.

She was born in Cali, Colombia in 1981 but grew up in Miami.

During her confirmation hearing on July 29, 2020, she said that her mother, Mercedes Cubas, instilled in her “the blessings of this country and the importance of ensuring the rule of law for generations to come.” insider.

She began her career in 2007 as a clerk for the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in Des Moines, Iowa after graduating from law school The hill.

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After a year, she moved to Washington, DC to practice law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Cannon spent three years at the corporate law firm before becoming assistant US attorney for the Southern District of Florida, reports The Hill.

In 2020, she became a federal judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida after being appointed by Donald Trump.

Where did she go to school?

Cannon graduated from Duke University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Four years later she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

Her Questionnaire on judge candidates also states that in 2001 she spent a semester at the University of Seville in Seville, Spain.

Aileen Cannon was appointed by Donald Trump


Aileen Cannon was appointed by Donald TrumpPhoto credit: AFP

Is Aileen Cannon Married?

When Cannon isn’t on the bench, she’s often at home spending time with her family.

In 2008, she married restaurant manager Josh Lorence and they have since given birth to two children.

At this time, details about Cannon’s family are unclear as they often keep a low profile from the spotlight and social media.


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