Federico A. Moreno (born 1952) is an American lawyer and judge. He is the current chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Moreno was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 and from the University of Miami School of Law with a J.D. in 1978. At the University of Miami Law School he met his wife of thirty-three years, Maria Cristina Morales. Morales is a prominent attorney in Miami who works with major company distributors including Coca Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers. They have three children: Cristina (28), a prosecutor for the Department of Justice in Washington D.C.; Rick(25), an MBA student at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia; and Vickylou(19), a college sophomore and starting quarterback of Welsh Family interhall football team at the University of Notre Dame.
Moreno was in private practice in Miami from 1978 to 1979. He served as assistant federal public defender in the Office of the U.S. Public Defender from 1979 to 1981 before returning to private practice in Miami from 1982 to 1986. Moreno served as a judge on the Dade County Court from 1986 to 1987. He served as a judge on the 11th Judicial Circuit Court from 1987 to 1990.