Stephan P. Mickle

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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
In office
2009–2011
Preceded byRobert Lewis Hinkle
Succeeded byMargaret Catharine Rodgers
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
In office
May 22, 1998 – June 22, 2011
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byMaurice M. Paul
Succeeded byMark E. Walker
Personal details
Born
Stephan P. Mickle

(1944-06-18) June 18, 1944 (age 75)
New York City, New York
EducationUniversity of Florida (B.A., M.Ed.)
Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D.)

Stephan P. Mickle (born June 18, 1944)[1] is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Education[edit]

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.[2]

Career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[3][4] He assumed senior status on June 22, 2011.[5]

Honor[edit]

Mickle was the first black man to receive University of Florida's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BIOGRAPHIES OF FEDERAL COURT JUDGES SITTING IN FLORIDA" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 30, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "University of Florida Law Magazine Profile". Archived from the original on 2010-06-24.
  3. ^ "President Nominates Twelve to Federal Bench and One to DC Court of Appeals". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19.
  4. ^ "Judge Contact Information Northern District of Florida".
  5. ^ "Mickle, Stephan P. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Maurice M. Paul
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
1998–2011
Succeeded by
Mark E. Walker
Preceded by
Robert Lewis Hinkle
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Margaret Catharine Rodgers