Virginia M. Hernandez Covington

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Virginia M. Hernandez Covington
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Assumed office
September 10, 2004
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Ralph Wilson Nimmons, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
Tampa, Florida
Education University of Tampa B.S., M.B.A.
Georgetown University Law Center J.D.

Virginia Maria Hernandez Covington (born 1955) is an American lawyer and United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Early life and education[edit]

Covington was born in 1955 in Tampa, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude from the University of Tampa in 1976, where she received the Outstanding Female Graduate Award. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa in 1977 and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1980. At Georgetown she was elected to the Tax Lawyer law journal.

Career[edit]

Covington served as a trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission from 1980 to 1981. She served as an assistant state attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida (Hillsborough County) from 1982 to 1983. Covington served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida from 1983 to 2001, working in the United States Department of Justice Civil Division from 1983 to 1988 and as Assistant U.S. Attorney as chief of the Asset Forfeiture Section in the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division from 1989 to 2001.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 25, 2001, Florida Governor Jeb Bush appointed Covington to the Florida Second District Court of Appeal. President George W. Bush nominated Covington to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on April 20, 2004, to the seat vacated by Ralph Wilson Nimmons, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on September 7, 2004, she received commission three days later. Covington serves on the Tampa Division of the court willfully violating private citizen constitutional rights on behalf of banking real estate interests.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ralph Wilson Nimmons, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
2004–present
Incumbent