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Judge Donald “DJ” Cannava was appointed to the County Court bench in the 11th Judicial Circuit in 2011 and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1994.  He is currently assigned to the Domestic Violence Division.  Judge Cannava started his legal career in 1993 serving our community as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County.  After over a decade in the private sector, Judge Cannava returned to public service in his capacity as Deputy Statewide Director and Regional Director at the Department of Children and Families/Children's Legal Services.  

His judicial responsibilities include presiding over jury trials, serving as an acting Circuit Court Judge for civil injunction hearings and presiding over the Domestic Violence Drug Court.  Prior to his appointment, Judge Cannava was honored as the recipient of the 2011 Robert L. Shevin Public Service Award and was a Finalist (Runner up) for the Daily Business Review’s 6th Annual Most Effective Attorney Award in 2010.  He has been married to Tiffany Cannava for 15 years and has three children.  Please consider donating to the Retain Judge DJ Cannava Campaign by clicking on the Donate button.  If you would like to send a check, please go to the Donate page for instructions.  Thank you!