Stephan P. Mickle
Stephan P. Mickle
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida|
|Assumed office |
June 22, 2011
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida|
|Preceded by||Robert Lewis Hinkle|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Catharine Rodgers|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida|
May 22, 1998 – June 22, 2011
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Maurice M. Paul|
|Succeeded by||Mark E. Walker|
Stephan P. Mickle
June 18, 1944
New York City, New York
|Education||University of Florida (B.A., M.Ed.)|
Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D.)
Stephan P. Mickle (born June 18, 1944) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
Mickle was born in New York City, New York. In 1965, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He was the first black student to graduate from the University of Florida. In 1966, he received his Master of Education from the University of Florida. Additionally, he received his Juris Doctor from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 1970. He was the second black student to graduate from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
Mickle worked briefly as an attorney in the Office of Legal Services at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. in 1970 and in private practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He returned in Gainesville in 1971, when he became an adjunct professor at the University of Florida College of Law, a post he still holds today, and entered private practice as the first black lawyer in Alachua County. Mickle was also a special assistant public defender for the Eighth Judicial Circuit in 1974. Mickle was a judge on the Alachua County Court from 1979 to 1984 and was a circuit judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit from 1984 to 1992. He served as a judge of the Florida First District Court of Appeal from 1993 to 1998.
Federal judicial service
President Bill Clinton nominated Mickle to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida on January 27, 1998, to the seat vacated by Maurice M. Paul. Confirmed by the Senate on May 14, 1998, he received commission on May 22, 1998. He served as Chief Judge from 2009 to 2011. He assumed senior status on June 22, 2011.
Mickle was the first black man to receive University of Florida's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999.
- "BIOGRAPHIES OF FEDERAL COURT JUDGES SITTING IN FLORIDA" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 30, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
- "University of Florida Law Magazine Profile". Archived from the original on 2010-06-24.
- "President Nominates Twelve to Federal Bench and One to DC Court of Appeals". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19.
- "Judge Contact Information Northern District of Florida".
- "Mickle, Stephan P. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- Stephan P. Mickle at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- "Stephan P. Mickle Oral History".
- Stephan Mickle at Ballotpedia
Maurice M. Paul
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Mark E. Walker
Robert Lewis Hinkle
| Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Margaret Catharine Rodgers