Party affiliation: Democrat
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).
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.