Judge Donald "DJ" Cannava was appointed as a County Court judge in 2011 and has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1994. He is currently an Associate Administrative Judge in the Domestic Violence Division and is cross-designated as a Circuit Court judge presiding over criminal cases, civil injunction hearings and Domestic Violence Drug Court. Judge Cannava has lectured on domestic violence and its impact on children, litigation skills (NITA certified), ethics, professionalism and drug court. He previously worked in the public and private sectors as follows: Deputy Statewide and Regional Director for Florida's DCF/Children's Legal Services, Senior Vice President responsible for all legal affairs at Passport Marine, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Inktel Direct Corporation, Business Development Manager at CBS SportLine.com and Junior Agent at United Talent Agency. He also served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's office from 1993-1996. Judge Cannava is the past recipient of the Robert L. Shevin Public Service Award and was a finalist for the Daily Business Review's 6th Annual Most Effective attorney Award.