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Stephan Mickle

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Stephan Mickle
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Title:   Senior judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Station:   Gainesville
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   5/22/1998 - 6/22/2011
Chief:   2009-2011
Senior:   6/22/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Maurice Paul
Succeeded by:   Mark E. Walker
Past post:   Florida First District Court of Appeal
Past term:   1993-1998
Personal History
Born:   1944
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
Stephan P. Mickle is an Article III federal judge serving on seniors status for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He joined the court in 1998 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He served as the chief judge from 2009 until he assumed senior status on June 22, 2011. Prior to appointment, Mickle served as a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeals.[1]

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.[1]

Professional career

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.[1]

Judicial career

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.[2] He served as chief judge from 2009 until he assumed senior status on June 22, 2011.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Maurice Paul
Northern District of Florida
1998–2011
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
Mark E. Walker