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First District Court of Appeal
301 S. ML King Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

32399-1850
(850) 487-1000 main

(850) 488-6151 clerk's office

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Judge Charles J. Kahn, Jr.

Birthdate: September 14, 1951

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

Spouse: Janet Sorensen Kahn

Children: Julia A. and Sally Joana

Degrees: B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1973, cum laude; J.D., University of Florida, 1977 with Honors.

Offices and Positions: Judge, District Court of Appeal, First District, June 1991 to present (Chief Judge 2006-2007); private practice in Pensacola, Florida, 1979-91; Litigation Attorney, Florida Department of Transportation, 1978-79; Assistant Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit, 1978; Assistant State Attorney, Twelfth Judicial Circuit, 1977-78.

Legal Activities: Legal Activities: Florida Supreme Court Judicial Branch Records Management Committee (Chair, 2008-), Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Civil); The Florida Bar Judicial Administration Selection and Tenure Committee (Chair 2004-2005); Florida Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee (Chair 1998-99 & 2000-01); Florida Supreme Court Public Records Workgroup (Chair 2000-01); Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (Chair 1999-2000); Chair, District Court of Appeal Budget Commission, (2005-2006); Master, Tallahassee American Inns of Court (President 2005-2006); Master, First District Appellate American Inn of Court, (President-Elect, 2009-2010).
Admitted to practice before United States Supreme Court, United States 5th, 6th, and 11th Circuits, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida; United States Army Court of Military Review.

Faculty: Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies; Florida Conference of Circuit Judges; Florida Conference of County Judges; American Judicature Society College of Judicial Conduct Organizations.

Civic and Religious: President, Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club (1988-89); President, Temple Beth El, Pensacola (1989-91); Trustee, Temple Israel, Tallahassee.

Publications: "Judicial Elections: Canon 7, Politics, and Free Speech", The Florida Bar Journal , Vol. LXXII, No. 7 July/August 1998; "No-Fault Insurance" Chapter in Florida Automobile Insurance Law (1991, 1995, 1998); "'But I'm A Friend of the Court' and Other Predicaments: What Every Lawyer Should Know About the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct," The Florida Bar Journal, March 2002.

Staff:
Philip Y. Tomberlin, J. D., University of Florida, 1986, Career Attorney
Jonathan Mautner, J. D. Emory, 2009, Law Clerk
C. J. Marston, Judicial Assistant
 

 

 


 
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