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Hinkle, Robert Lewis

Born 1951 in Apalachicola, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 6, 1996, to a seat vacated by William H. Stafford, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on July 25, 1996, and received commission on August 1, 1996. Served as chief judge, 2004-2009. Assumed senior status on November 7, 2016.

Florida State University, B.A., 1972
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Irving Goldberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1976-1977
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1977-1978
Private practice, Tallahassee, Florida, 1978-1996
Adjunct professor of law, Florida State University, 1981
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2006-2007