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Judge Mickle received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Slavic Languages and Literature graduating cum laude in 1972. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the Emory University School of Law in 1976. Judge Mickle practiced private law from 1976 until 1978. He served as the Assistant Public Defender from 1978 until 1979 and Deputy Public Defender from 1979 until 1980 before becoming the City Public Defender from 1980 until 1981. Judge Mickle served as an Associate Judge from 1981 through 1989 and Chief Judge from 1989 through 1992. He has been an Atlanta Municipal Court Judge since 1992.

Judge Mickle has been an educator for more than two decades, working as Adjunct Professor of Law at Atlanta Law School from 1979 until 1981 and from 1990 through 1992. He has been Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Georgia State University since 1983 and he was Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Morehouse College from 1996 to 2002. He has been an instructor at the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education at the University of Georgia since 1991. Judge Mickle was appointed by the governor to the Georgia Municipal Courts Training Council in 1991, where he helped to devise statewide continuing judicial education for Georgia Municipal Judges, train instructors, teach initial certification and recertification courses, and develop curricula.

Judge Mickle speaks fluent Russian, which afforded him the opportunity to work as an instructor for the legal study tour in the Soviet Union in 1985 and again in 1986. Judge Mickle is also well versed in conversational Spanish, French and German. Judge Mickle was admitted to the Washington D.C. Bar in 1994, the Georgia Bar, and the U.S. District Court both in 1976. He is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Council of Municipal Court Judges.

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