Timothy J. Corrigan

Timothy J. Corrigan is a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. An honors graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Duke University School of Law, he clerked for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and then spent 14 years in private practice with the Jacksonville law firm of Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans and Coxe, P.A. He joined the federal bench as a Magistrate Judge in 1996 and was appointed as a District Judge in 2002. Judge Corrigan has published a number of legal writings and has also taught law school classes as an adjunct instructor focusing on civil procedure, trial practice, federal sentencing and professionalism issues.

Judge Corrigan serves on the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice and the Board of Daniel, Inc., which provides services to at-risk children. He has previously served on the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System, and has been named “Judge of the Year” by the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and “Outstanding Jurist” of the year by the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar.

As a federal judge, Judge Corrigan has sentenced thousands of defendants and has seen the need for programming that will give persons released from prison the best chance to avoid recidivism and the tools to become productive members of society. This is the mission of Operation New Hope and Judge Corrigan is proud to be serving on its board.

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