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A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
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Explorers Visit Tallahassee for Couriel's Investiture Ceremony

President Thomas Kruczek and a number of other proud Explorers attended the Investiture Ceremony in the courtroom at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee for one of Florida's two newest justices - Justice John Couriel '96.

Couriel is the 90th Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. He received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2000 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2003.  He clerked for the Honorable John D. Bates of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia before joining Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. His practice there included securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy matters, and investigations. 

In 2009, he became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.  He prosecuted hundreds of federal offenses, including international money laundering, public integrity, healthcare fraud, and human trafficking crimes.  In 2013, he joined Kobre & Kim LLP, where he specialized in cross-border disputes and investigations relating to financial products and services, asset recovery, and government enforcement defense, with an emphasis on clients in Latin America.
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.