THOMAS D. HALL, CLERK
Thomas D. Hall is the Clerk of the Court at the Florida Supreme Court. Prior to appointment as Clerk, Mr. Hall was the Chief Staff Attorney at the Florida First District Court of Appeal for approximately ten years. Before that he was in private practice in Miami, Florida, for approximately eight years doing complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level. Immediately after graduation from the University of Miami School of Law, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel S. Pearson at Florida's Third District Court of Appeal.
Mr. Hall is a recipient of the James Atkins Award given by the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar. The award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of appellate practice in Florida
Mr. Hall has taught at the University of Miami School of Law, St. Thomas University Law School, the Florida College for Advanced Judicial Studies, the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, the Justice Teaching Institute, the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute, numerous Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education programs and in the Barry University Legal Assistant's Program.
He formerly served as editor of the Reporter's Handbook published by The Florida Bar. He is also active in the Appellate Practice and Government Lawyer sections of the Bar, having chaired both. He is also a former chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of The Florida Bar. He served as a member of the Appellate Court Rules Committee of The Florida Bar for approximately 15 years and now serves as an unofficial liaison to that Committee.
He is a member of the Florida District Court of Appeal Performance & Accountability Commission and is currently President of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks. He is a charter member of the First District Appellate American Inn of Court.