Thomas H. Bateman, III

Previous Judicial Office: Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit: 2001 to 2009.
Leon County Judge, Tallahassee, Florida: 1990 to 2001.

Previous Legal Assignments: Florida Supreme Court Certified County and Circuit Mediator; Qualified Arbitrator: 2007 to Present
General Counsel, Florida Department of Transportation: 1987 to 1990
Assistant Florida Attorney General: Emphasis on Civil Rights and Tort Litigation, and Appeals: 1985 to 1987
Assistant Florida Attorney General: Criminal Appeals: 1984 to 1985
Assistant Public Defender – Orlando, Florida, Criminal Defense Litigation: 1982 to 1984
Certified Legal Intern, Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Arlington, Virginia: 1981

Degrees: Juris Doctor, George Mason University School of Law, 1981
Bachelor of Science, Nova University, 1977
Associate of Science, Broward Community College, 1974

Professional Activities | Florida State Court Education :

Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies: Associate Dean: 1994 to 2000; Judicial Faculty: 1993 to 2009; Civil Department Co-Head: 2009.
Florida Judicial College: Judicial Faculty: 1998 to 2009
Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges
Florida Conference of County Court Judges

Community Involvement: Pro Bono Legal Services, 1987 to 1990; 2009 to present
C.A.S.T. (Center for the Arts, School of Theater)
Board of Directors, 1988 to 1991
Gulf Winds Track Club, 1983 to 1993
Rotary Club of Tallahassee, 1992 to 1997
St. Marks Trail Association, 1989 to 1994
Habitat for Humanity, 2000 to 2004
Tallahassee Parks and Recreation, Baseball and Soccer Coach, 1992 to 2001
Tom Brown Park Little Major League Head Coach and Board Secretary, 1995 to 1999
Tallahassee-Leon Babe Ruth Baseball League Board of Directors Sr. Vice President, 1999 to 2002
Tallahassee Tomahawks AAU Baseball Team Head Coach, 1999 to 2001
Maclay School, Tallahassee, FL Middle School Head Baseball Coach, 2000; Junior Varsity Head Baseball Coach, 2001; Boy's Soccer Boosters, Chairperson 2002 to 2005

Personal Information: Interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution issues; Management of courts and court systems; Reading; Golf; Kayaking; Hiking and most any activity involving nature and the outdoors.