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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

Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, 1965). Harvard University (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1975).

Career

Worked at Podhurst, Orseck, Josefsberg, Eaton, Meadow, Olin & Perwin, P.A. (Miami, Florida) specializing in General Civil and Criminal Practice in all Courts. Aviation, Antitrust, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. Trial and Appellate Practice.

Admitted to the bar, 1975, Florida. 1976, United States. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit. 1978, United States. Supreme Court.

1981, United States. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. 1995, United States. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Author: "The American Law of Defamation Through Gertz v.

Robert Welch, Inc. and Beyond: An Analytical Primer," Virginia Law Review, Volume 61, Issue No. 7, 1975; Ch. 6, "Making a Proper Record," Florida Civil Trial Practice, Fourth Edition, 1990. Member: Dade County (Director, 1978-1981) and American (Member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations.

The Florida Bar (Member: Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1995—. Appellate Court Rules Committee, 1980—. Chairman, 1989-1990).

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Diplomate). Dade County Trial Lawyers Association.

American Law Institute. American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Military: Lieutenant, Naval Aviator, United States.

Navy, 1965-1971

Podhurst Orseck Josefsberg Eaton Meadow Olin & Perwin, P.A. continues a legal practice, established in 1967, concentrating exclusively in trial and appellate litigation. The firm is dedicated to offering the highest caliber legal representation in both federal and state trial and appellate courts. The firm's general tort practice places a major emphasis upon aviation, automobile, products liability and medical malpractice litigation.

In addition, the firm has a substantial practice in commercial, matrimonial and criminal litigation. From its inception, the firm has also cultivated an appellate practice, handling appeals of not only the firm's own litigators, but also of other lawyers throughout the State of Florida, in the various state and federal appellate courts. The firm's practice serves clients and corporations throughout the United States, and in several foreign countries.

Membership

Member: Dade County (Director, 1978-1981) and American (Member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations. The Florida Bar (Member: Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1995—. Appellate Court Rules Committee, 1980—.

Chairman, 1989-1990). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Diplomate).

Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. American Law Institute. American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Military: Lieutenant, Naval Aviator, United States. Navy, 1965-1971.

Connections

Married Mary Benson, June 24, 1967. Children: Douglas, Darryl, David.