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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||5/22/1998 - 6/22/2011|
|Senior:||6/22/2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Maurice Paul|
|Succeeded by:||Mark E. Walker|
|Past post:||Florida First District Court of Appeal|
|Hometown:||New York, NY|
|Undergraduate:||University of Florida, B.A., 1965|
|Law School:||University of Florida, J.D., 1970|
|Grad. School:||U. of Florida, Masters in Education, 1966|
Early life and education
A native of New York City, Mickle graduated from the University of Florida earning his bachelor's in 1965 and his Masters in Education in 1966 and later for his juris doctorate degree in 1970.
Mickle started his legal career as a Attorney in the Legal Services Division of the U.S. Office of Equal Opportunity in Washington, DC in 1970 before moving back to Florida in 1971 to become a Private practice attorney until 1979 and also serving as a Adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Law. Also, Mickle was a Special assistant public defender assisting poor and indigent clients at the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in 1974. In 1979, Mickle started his judicial career as a county Judge in the Alachua County Court from 1979 to 1984 before being appointed Circuit Court judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in 1984 until 1992. From 1993 to his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1998, Mickle was appointed a court of appeals judge for the Florida First District Court of Appeals.
On the recommendation of Senator Bob Graham, Mickle was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1998 to a seat vacated by Maurice Paul as Paul assumed senior status. Mickle was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 14, 1998 and received commission on May 22, 1998. He served as chief judge from 2009 until he assumed senior status on June 22, 2011.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Florida
Mark E. Walker
|Magistrate judges||Charles Kahn • Gary Jones • Larry Bodiford • Gordon M. Davis • Elizabeth Timothy • Charles A. Stampelos •|
|Former Article III judges||
George Young • Isaac Hopkins Bronson • McQueen McIntosh • Philip Fraser • Thomas Settle • Charles Swayne • William Bostwick Sheppard • Augustus Long • Winston Arnow • George Carswell • Curtis Waller • George Whitehurst • Lynn Higby • David Middlebrooks • Dozier DeVane •
|Former Chief judges|