Joel Fredrick Dubina
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
June 1, 2009 – October 26, 2013
|Preceded by||James Edmondson|
|Succeeded by||Edward Carnes|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
October 1, 1990 – October 26, 2013
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Robert Vance|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama|
September 15, 1986 – October 1, 1990
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Robert Varner|
|Succeeded by||William Albritton|
October 26, 1947 |
Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.
|Education||University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (BA)
Samford University (JD)
Joel Fredrick Dubina (born October 26, 1947) is a Senior Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
He was a law clerk, to Robert E. Varner, of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama from 1973 to 1974. He was in private practice of law in Montgomery, Alabama from 1974 to 1983.
Federal judicial service
Dubina was a United States magistrate judge for the Middle District of Alabama from 1983 to 1986. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on July 30, 1986, to Varner's seat in the Middle District of Alabama. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 12, 1986, and received commission on September 15, 1986. His service was terminated on October 5, 1990, following his elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Dubina was nominated to the Eleventh Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on June 7, 1990, to a seat vacated by Robert Smith Vance. Dubina was confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1990, and received his commission on October 1, 1990. He served as Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit from June 1, 2009 until July 31, 2013.
Dubina was on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that reviewed Roger Vinson's decision in Florida v. United States Department of Health and Human Services.
- 11th circuit directory. Retrieved on December 3, 2008.
- Biographical Directory of the Federal Judiciary - Google Books
- "In re Troy Davis, Application for Leave to File a Second or Successive Habeas Corpus Petition" (PDF). 11th Circuit. 2009-04-16.
- Kendall, Brent (August 13, 2011). "Health Overhaul Is Dealt Setback". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "Another Judicial Vacancy to Open up on 11th Circuit", Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Current Judicial Vacancies
- Joel Fredrick Dubina at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
|Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit