Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Donald "DJ" Cannava

  • Division: County Domestic Violence
  • Section: 54
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5756
  • Room: CHC 2019
  • Judicial Assistant: Gonzalez, Elizabeth

Judicial Assignment History

County Judge: County Domestic Violence Division
Associate Administrative Judge: County Domestic Violence Division


Coronavirus/COVID-19:   Courthouses are closed for in-person hearings and trials based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit wants you safe at home. 

We are establishing Virtual Courtrooms. Court hearings in your case that we can hold remotely  via video or phone conference will be held on the Zoom platform, which is free to you. You will receive an email from the Court if we are proceeding with your hearing with the information you need to connect.  To participate by video, you must click on the weblink you received in the email invitation at the time your hearing is scheduled or call the phone number listed in the invitation to participate by phone. You do not need to download anything or set up an account in order for you to participate in a zoom hearing.

Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Boston College, 1990, magna cum laude
  • JD, Boston College, 1993
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1994
  • County Court Judge, 2011
  • Deputy Statewide and Regional Director, Florida Dept. of Children and Families/Children's Legal Services, 2008-2011
  • Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs, Passport Marine, 2006-2008
  • Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Inktel Direct Corporation, 2001-2006
  • Business Development Manager, CBS Sportsline.com, 2000-2001
  • Junior Agent, United Talent Agency, 1996-2000
  • Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, 1993-1996



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