Jason R. Coody
United States Attorney
Jason R. Coody was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida by the United States District Court effective April 25, 2022. Mr. Coody had previously served as the United States Attorney following his appointment by Attorney General Merrick Garland on December 26, 2021. Before that time, he served as Acting U.S. Attorney under the Vacancies Reform Act since March 1, 2021.
Since 2008, he has been an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Northern District of Florida, where he has previously served as a Supervisory AUSA in the Criminal Division and the First Assistant United States Attorney.
Mr. Coody is a career prosecutor. While assigned to the Criminal Division’s Public Trust Unit, he prosecuted an array of corruption and complex white-collar cases, ranging from illegal kickback schemes devised by corrupt public officials to sophisticated embezzlement of elderly clients by licensed financial advisors. While in the Criminal Division, Mr. Coody prosecuted violent crimes involving child exploitation, murder for hire, and threats to kill members of our military.
Mr. Coody joined the Department of Justice in 2005 as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Kansas. Initially, he prosecuted narcotics, firearm, and violent crime in concert with the Department’s Project Safe Neighborhood and Anti-Gang initiatives targeting recidivist offenders. He later prosecuted Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigations of large-scale narcotics traffickers identified through the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program.
Mr. Coody began his prosecution career in the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office in Topeka, Kansas, where he prosecuted crimes involving domestic violence and the sexual assault of children. He received his law degree from the Washburn University School of Law in 2002, and his undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University in 1996. Prior to law school, Mr. Coody served as a law enforcement officer with the Valdosta Police Department as a patrolman and later a detective.