John Daniel Couriel

John Daniel Couriel

Justice, Florida Supreme Court

John Daniel Couriel is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida. Couriel received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge John D. Bates of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and was a partner at Kobre & Kim in Miami before being appointed to the bench.

Justice Couriel is a native speaker of Spanish.  His parents emigrated from Cuba in the 1960s, his father as one of approximately 14,000 unaccompanied minors welcomed to the United States as part of Operation Pedro Pan.

He was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Ron DeSantis on June 1, 2020.

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Luncheon and Roundtable Discussion: Cuba and The Rule of Law

Eighth Annual Florida Chapters Conference

Maximo Alvarez, President, Sunshine Gasoline Distributors Kristina Arriaga, Former Vice Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom...