Christopher P. Canova became the Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida in September 2015. In April 2016, the Attorney General appointed Mr. Canova to serve as United States Attorney on an interim basis. In this role, Mr. Canova is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the 23 counties in northern Florida, including the state capital, Tallahassee.
Mr. Canova has devoted his career to public service in Florida. Previously, he served as the First Assistant to United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh and Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Canova joined the Department of Justice in 2001 as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
In addition to his work at the United States Attorney’s Office, he was also an Assistant State Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida and an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor for the Central Florida Bureau in Orlando.
Mr. Canova graduated from Florida State University with a double major in Political Science and Criminology (1985) and the Florida State University College of Law (1988).