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Joel Douglas Eaton

Joel Douglas Eaton, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1975, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1976, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (Federal circuit) 1996. Decorated Air medal with Bronze Star and numeral 14, Navy Commendation medal with 2 gold stars, Cross of Gallantry (Viet Nam).

Background

  • Eaton, Joel Douglas was born on October 31, 1943 in Miami, Florida, United States. Son of Joe Oscar and Patricia (MacVicar) Eaton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1975.

    Career

    • Partner Podhurst Orseck, P.A. and predecessors, Miami, since 1975.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1975, United States District Court (southern district) Florida 1976, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (Federal circuit) 1996.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    With United States Navy, 1965-1971. Member American Bar Association, American Justice Association, American Law Institute, Florida Justice Association, Florida Bar Association (appellate rules committee 1981-2002, chairman 1989-1990, judicial evaluation committee 1995-1998, Florida standard jury institution committee 1998-2004), American Academy Appellate Lawyers.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Benson, June 24, 1967. Children: Douglas, Darryl, David.
    • father: Joe Oscar Eaton
    • mother: Patricia (MacVicar) Eaton
    • spouse: Mary Benson
    • children: Douglas Eaton
    • Darryl Eaton
    • David Eaton
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    Born October 31, 1943
    (age 74)
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